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Presidential History

Come to Long Island where you’ll discover the stories of two of America’s best-known presidents and how their actions helped to shape the history of the country.

Long Island and its ‘Culper Spy Ring’ were well-known by then General George Washington during the Revolutionary War for providing information on the activities of the occupying British forces – information that helped win the war.  Follow the trail George Washington took on Long Island to thank those patriot spies, acknowledging their unimaginable bravery gathering information and ferrying it to Washington and his troops.

Then explore the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Sagamore Hill historic site, the summer home of President Theodore Roosevelt, one of America’s most beloved presidents. See his ‘summer White House’ in Oyster Bay; tour the Theodore Roosevelt Museum filled with important memorabilia; visit the nearby cemetery where he’s interred; and explore other areas and artifacts related to the times he and his family spent living on Long Island at the Sagamore Hill historic site.

Roosevelt Home

Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. An interesting fact about Theodore Roosevelt is that he spent much of his time at what he called his "Summer...

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Washington Spy Trail

Did you know that the actions of a few brave Long Islanders, with names like Tallmadge, Woodhull, Brewster, Strong, Hale and Townsend helped changed the course of the Revolutionary War. Come to Long Island and discover a fascinating history filled...

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