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 to thank his loyalists; visit the home of Theodore Roosevelt at
Sagamore Hill; see how
William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence lived at his home near the water.

Long Island museums and historical sites are dedicated to preserving the culture, innovation and contributions of famous Long Islanders. Long Island museums also recall its artistic past, as home to Jackson Pollock and Walt Whitman, among others.