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Visit Long Island and set off on a journey of discovery where you’ll find a region with roots dating back to Native American history, the Revolutionary War, Civil Rights, the Underground Railroad and more.

Find historic homes filled with intriguing stories dating back to the Colonial Era. Or explore the mansions and arboretums from the turn-of-the-century Gold Coast era.

Explore lighthouses & windmills, famous film sites, railroad museums and our rich maritime history.

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Montauk County Park

Montauk County Park

Montauk Highway

Montauk

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Montauk County Park offers outer beach access and outer beach...
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Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse

Robert Moses State Park

Fire Island

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Located in Fire Island National Seashore just east of Robert...
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Grumman Memorial Park

Grumman Memorial Park

Rte. 25 and Rte. 25A

Calverton

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Preserving the legacy of Grumman Aerospace on the site of...
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Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

180 Little Neck Road

Centerport

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The Vanderbilt Museum’s elegant Spanish-Revival mansion is the former home...
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The Jazz Loft

The Jazz Loft

275 Christian Avenue

Stony Brook

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The Jazz Loft officially opened in May of 2016. Originally...
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Stony Brook Grist Mill

Stony Brook Grist Mill

100 Harbor Road

Stony Brook

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Circa 1751. Long Island’s most completely equipped working Grist Mill,...
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Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

1303 Round Swamp Road

Old Bethpage

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The Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old...
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American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport

American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport

1230 New Highway

Farmingdale

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Some sixty five years ago, the current home of the...
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Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center

246 Old Walt Whitman Road

Huntington Station

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The home of Walt Whitman, circa 1819. Served as inspiration...
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Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe

5 Randall Road

Shoreham

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Following the inspiration of Nikola Tesla, we will empower all...
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WMHO Educational and Cultural Center

WMHO Educational and Cultural Center

111 Main Street

Stony Brook

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Located in the historic Stony Brook Village Center, The Ward...
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Deepwells Farm County Park

Deepwells Farm County Park

Route 25A and Moriches Road

St. James
Built in 1845 for Joel Smith, a descendant of Smithtown's...

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