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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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Conference Center At Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, The

Conference Center At Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, The

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay

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Planting Fields Foundation collaborates with the New York State Office...
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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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Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts

Bay Street and Main Street

Sag Harbor

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Bay Street Theatre is a non-for-profit regional theatre, located on...
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Washington Spy Trail

Washington Spy Trail

111 Main Street

Stony Brook

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Discover the 'Secrets of the North Shore.' The Long Island...
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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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Sagtikos Manor

Sagtikos Manor

677 West Montauk Hwy

Bay Shore

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Built in 1697, and expanded in 1772 and 1902, the...
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Friend Entertainment USA

Friend Entertainment USA

649 Bevelander Place, West Sayville NY 11796

West Sayville

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Friend Entertainment USA adds a new dimension to an old...
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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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Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

440 Montauk Highway

Oakdale

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Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park landscape and tree planting was...
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Hamptons International Film Festival

Hamptons International Film Festival

79 Newtown Lane

East Hampton

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The Hamptons International Film Festival celebrates independent film—long, short, fiction...
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DNA Learning Center

DNA Learning Center

334 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor

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The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the world's first...
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Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc.

Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc.

159 Old Point Road

Southampton

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An art space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color!...

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