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Long Island played a pivotal role in the lives of two of America’s best-known presidents, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. Explore the Culper Spy Ring on the North Shore to see how General George Washington along with some Long Island residents helped take down the occupying British forces. Then travel the trail Washington took as he thanked the local patriot spies for helping him win the Revolutionary War. Head over to Sagamore Hill, the summer White House of Theodore Roosevelt. As you tour the home be sure to check out rare artifacts and memorabilia that once belonged to the former president.
Literary greatness has found inspiration on Long Island. Walt Whitman, one of America’s more prolific poets, was born in West Hills. His former home is now a museum that celebrates the poet’s legacy and houses original manuscripts.