Miller Place, New York: Pirate House

Homeowners have filled their front yard with statues of marauding vikings, pirates, and goofy nautical cast-offs.

9 Woodland Rd, Miller Place, NY
In the front yard of a suburban home. From Hwy 25A turn north onto Sylvan Ave. (no stoplight). Drive north, through the stoplight at Echo Ave. Make the next right onto Woodland Rd. The Pirate House is the fifth house on the left. Private property; visible from the street.
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Pirate House

My husband and I drove by today and, sadly, the home/exhibit has fallen into disrepair. Many of the components are missing, and others are crumbling away. There was a dumpster on the property, so it may be under repair, but I cannot confirm that for sure. All and all, the sentiment behind its existence is heartwarming still...

[Lee, 02/06/2020]

The pirate statues festooning this suburban home were supposedly placed there to cheer up a sick little girl.

Pirate House.

Pirate House

The local story that I have heard about this house is that the owner filled its yard with pirate and viking statues for his daughter, who has a brain injury. It came in the wake of seeing her happy reaction to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride during a trip to Disney World. I cannot say if that is true; it could just be an urban legend.

[Rich Frejomil, 06/12/2017]

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