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 White House” here on Long Island.
The home of Theodore Roosevelt is now a National Historic Site in Oyster Bay and is open as a museum to visitors. Field trips are welcome. Nearby is the nature preserve established in his name and also the final resting spot of the late President at Young’s Cemetery.
While in Oyster Bay, visit Planting Fields Arboretum with 409 acres of gardens and an historic mansion, or travel to nearby Raynham Hall Museum, once home to members of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring.
In 1819 Walt Whitman, one of New York’s most famous authors, was born in a small farmhouse in the rural Long Island community of West Hills in the town of Huntington. Whitman’s writings captured the spirit of the nation in the nineteenth century and examined some of that time period’s most significant events including westward expansion, immigration, slavery, and the Civil War.
A popular site for field trips in New York, the Walt Whitman Birthplaceand Interpretive Center is near some of the other popular sites in Huntington, including Caumsett State Park, the Joseph Lloyd Manor House and the Heckscher Museum of Art.