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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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