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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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Long Island Traditions

Long Island Traditions

382 Main Street

Port Washington

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Long Island Traditions is dedicated to documenting, presenting and preserving...
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East End Seaport Museum

East End Seaport Museum

3rd Street and Wiggins Street

Greenport

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Maritime Museum representing the heritage of the East End of...
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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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Long Island Maritime Museum

Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue

West Sayville

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Take a cruise aboard the oyster sloop Priscilla. Visit a...
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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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Sagtikos Manor

Sagtikos Manor

677 Montauk Hwy

Bay Shore

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Built in 1697, and expanded in 1772 and 1902, the...
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Raynham Hall Museum

Raynham Hall Museum

30 West Main Street

Oyster Bay

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This 1738 structure was the home of Samuel Townsend, a...
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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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Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium

Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert 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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LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Road

East Hampton

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Sixteen acres of gardens are punctuated with over 70 pieces...
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Mill Neck Manor House

Mill Neck Manor House

40 Frost Mill Road

Mill Neck

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Visitors of Mill Neck Manor will have a docent-guided tour...
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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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Explore world-renowned beaches, historical lighthouses, culinary delights, premiere golf courses, Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions, and award-winning vineyards on Long Island – New York City’s Beachfront Backyard. Download a copy of the Travel Guide for inspiration and more information to plan your perfect getaway.

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