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Brush Up on Long Island’s Presidential History in Time for President’s Day

February 15, 2018

From General George Washington to Barack Obama, Long Island has played host to U.S. President’s since the country’s origins. This President’s Day travel back in time with a few of Long Island’s most notable presidential moments.


Tour the stunning Spanish-Revival style Vanderbilt mansion called Eagle’s Nest, with the interior decorated for the holidays by local designers and garden clubs, at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion, Marine Museum, Planetarium and Park in Centerport. Tours will be given through January 3 on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (except December 24-25 and December 31-January 1) at 12:30, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. More info: For more north shore attractions, events and travel itineraries, go to #longislandevents #longislandmuseums #washingtonspytrail #suffolkcounty #litourism #listrong #gatsby

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Did you know the popular AMC series TURN is based on actual events that took place on Long Island during the late 1700’s? Historic sites from Long Island’s Three Village area take you back to the days of 1778 when the region was a hotbed of intrigue under British military occupation.

Travel along Route 25A, the Long Island Heritage Trail which served as the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. President George Washington traveled this same route in a 1790 horse-drawn carriage tour on a mission to thank his Long Island supporters and spy ring for their help in winning the American Revolution. According to his own personal journal, President Washington spent the night at the Sagtikos Manor in Bay Shore during this trip, and it is also where British soldiers and top ranking officers stayed.

For a closer look at living history, visit the Conklin House, Brewster House and Raynham Hall.


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Born and raised in Oyster Bay, President Theodore Roosevelt called Long Island home from 1885 until his passing in 1919. The Oyster Festival, celebrating 35 years this October in Oyster Bay, began as a community parade to celebrate President’s Roosevelt 125th birthday. Today, visitors and locals flock to the festival to get a taste of Long Island’s fresh fare and take part in the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest.

Visit Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, originally constructed by President Roosevelt in 1884 to serve as his “Summer White House.” The 23-room Victorian mansion is now home to interactive exhibits and programs that take you through Roosevelt’s life.


Not only was Franklin Roosevelt the 32nd President, he started as governor of New York State. President Franklin Roosevelt was instrumental in the opening of Jones Beach State Park, where he was a principle speaker at the opening day on August 4, 1929. You may spot the West Bath House at Jones Beach which Franklin Roosevelt helped construct in 1930.

In addition to its historical past, Jones Beach has much to offer, from iconic summer concerts at Northwell Health Theater, the famed holiday light show and of course, the actual beach itself.


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In October 2012, those lucky enough to garner a desired seat watched 44th President, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate right here on Long Island at Hofstra University. Located in Hempstead, the university has been the proud host of three Presidential debates, including the most recent election in 2016, making it the first university to ever host three consecutive debates.


1659 – John F. Kennedy at The Garden City Hotel
1984 – Ronald Regan at Mitchel Park in Uniondale
1999 – Bill Clinton vacationing in East Hampton

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