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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 Heritage Trail

Long Island Heritage Trail

111 Main Street

Stony Brook

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Discover the 'Secrets of the North Shore.' The Long Island...
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Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum

2000 Montauk Highway

Montauk

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National Maritime Historic Landmark. Museum, tower and gift shop. Tours...
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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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Guild Hall of East Hampton

Guild Hall of East Hampton

158 Main Street

East Hampton

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Founded more than 80 years ago, Guild Hall is the...
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Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

1303 Round Swamp Road

Old Bethpage

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A pre-Civil War farm village with original structures moved from...
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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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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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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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Raynham Hall Museum

Raynham Hall Museum

20 West Main Street

Oyster Bay

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This 1738 structure was the home of Samuel Townsend, a...
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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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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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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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Southampton History Museum

Southampton History Museum

17 Meeting House Lane

Southampton

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The Southampton History Museum was organized in 1898 and incorporated...
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Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

830 Springs Fireplace Road

East Hampton

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The National Historic Landmark site is the home and studio...
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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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Cradle of Aviation

Cradle of Aviation

Charles Lindbergh Boulevard

Garden City

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Long Island's world class aviation museum, Leroy R. and Rose...
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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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Bayport Heritage Association/Meadow Croft House Museum

Bayport Heritage Association/Meadow Croft House Museum

Middle Road

Sayville

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MeadowCroft is one of the homesteads of the Roosevelt family,...
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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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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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Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum, The

Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum, The

84 A Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor

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We invite you to step into the past. Visit our...
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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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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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