Gold Coast Era Mansions
Long Island’s Historic Gold Coast Mansions
Visit the famous Gold Coast region where New York’s elite built their Long Island mansions, castles, estates and gardens high upon the North Shore bluffs during the 1920s “Gold Coast” era. Immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, these former homes are known for their sophistication and opulence.
Many Gold Coast mansions, including the castles at Sands Point Preserve, the Vanderbilt Museum, and the Frick Estate at the Nassau County Museum of Art, are open to the public for tours. Peruse the great rooms that once played host to foreign diplomats, Hollywood royalty and socialites.
Lush gardens once curated for the rich and famous dot the Long Island landscape. Enjoy the beauty and serenity they hold as you stroll through Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Old Westbury Gardens and more.