History & Heritage Museums

Embark on a journey to Long Island and take a remarkable trip through the past where the scenic splendor is rivaled only by the historic significance of the area.

Explore the “summer Whitehouse” of former president Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill; or visit Long Island’s Gold Coast, where neighbors at the upper echelon of high society strove to out-do each other in terms of lavish, castle-like mansions and gardens of European caliber during the Roaring 20s (many now open to the public).

Visit museums that explore Native American heritage, or catch a glimpse of the rich whaling history of Long Island at a maritime museum. Stroll public arboretums and gardens where rare species are carefully tended, or visit the birthplace and interpretive center of poet Walt Whitman.