Historic Long Island

Patriots, Poets and Pirates During NYS Path Through History Weekend

June 1, 2015

Create your own ‘Path Through History’ on Long Island during New York State Path Through History Weekend; when the entire state showcases its rich and fascinating history through hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations.

Held June 20th and 21st, 2015, visitors that have a taste for the details tucked away within the folds of history, will find Long Island is well worth exploring thanks to exciting tales of Early Settlers, Revolutionary War Spies, Maritime Adventures, and great advances in Science, Aviation and Transportation.   Learn something new and visit the old stomping grounds of renowned poets, eccentric artists, and ingenious thinkers at scheduled events during the weekend, or create an itinerary of the locations that hold interest for you. For a full listing of events, see:

Intrigued about the role Patriots on Long Island played in the Revolution?  Consider taking the Culper Spy Day tour where you can learn about George Washington’s first spy ring. Or discover living history during a hike up the Fire Island Lighthouse.  If you’re looking for a place to take the kids the Pirate Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum features historic tales of local shipwrecks and live entertainment.  All of this, and more, is packed in to this year’s Path Through Weekend.

It is difficult to pin down a simplified identity of Long Island. We aren’t just a 100 mile long beach; we have a long reaching history between the rocky north and sandy south shores.

Even after Path Through History weekend passes, the history remains.  Scattered across the island are museums of all varieties: The American Airpower Museum or the Museum of American Armor works well for those with a spot of adventure in them.  The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, located in Stony Brook, covers a wealth of history and contains the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages.  If you’re looking to learn about President Theodore Roosevelt, the Visitor Center and Museum at Old Orchard are currently open and Sagamore Hill, the historic home of President Theodore Roosevelt, will re-open July 13th.

So don’t miss out.  Be sure to take advantage of this year’s Path Through History Weekend, and discover the stories that interest you.  More at

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