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Long Island History

Long Island history comes alive, from the sites of key Revolutionary War dramas to the airfield where Charles Lindbergh began his momentous nonstop flight to Paris. Explore the Long Island Heritage Trail, also known as the Spy Trail that George Washington traveled...

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Whaling History & Maritime Museums

Long Island has a rich maritime history dating back to the 1700s when settlers here made their livings and sometimes their fortunes from the bounty of the sea. Whaling and maritime history come alive through exhibits, including over 6,000 artifacts,...

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Gatsby’s Gold Coast

Gatsby's Gold Coast Just a short ride from New York City on Long Island’s north shore lies a place of uninhibited wealth and opulence immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby. Many of the mansions on the “Gold...

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George Washington’s 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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Theodore 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...

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Walt Whitman 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...

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The Hamptons

Long Island's Hamptons region has long been the summer playground of the rich and famous. It consists of a string of always chic seaside communities where today's most well-known celebrities own summer homes. Visitors often flock here hoping to see the...

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Famous Long Island Beaches

At 120 miles long and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the South Shore and the Long Island Sound on the North Shore, there are more than plenty of beaches on Long Island. Some of the most famous include Jones Beach...

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Famous Film Sites

Sometimes called Hollywood East, Long Island's connection to film history dates to silent cinema when opulent parties and renowned mansions attracted international stars such as Charlie Chaplin. If you haven't visited our mansions or romantic beaches in person, you've probably...

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Famous Lighthouses

Long Island is known for its famous lighthouses, several of which permit visitors to venture to their perches to enjoy unparalleled ocean and island views. With over 25 lighthouses built on Long Island since 1796, Long Island enjoys a deep...

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Actors & Comedians

Famous people from New York? Long Island has plenty. Some of Hollywood's best-known actors and comedians are from Long Island, NY. Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel both have Long Island roots, along with the famous Baldwin brothers, Francis Ford Coppala,...

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Authors & Poets

Visit Long Island and find out why so many authors and poets found inspiration here. Among the most famous authors from New York is Walt Whitman, who grew up in a small farmhouse in West Hills, Long Island, now open...

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Musicians & Designers

A naming of famous people from New York wouldn't be complete without mentioning the extensive list of popular Long Island musicians and designers. From today's brightest young stars including Ashanti, Mariah Carey and LL Cool J (all born on Long...

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Historical Figures

Famous People & Historical Figures The history of Long Island, NY includes the presence of many famous figures who broadly worked to shape their time. An excellent cross-section can be found along the Long Island Heritage Trail. Travel back in time to the Revolutionary...

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Travel Guide

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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