Presidential History

Come to Long Island where you’ll discover the stories of two of America’s best-known presidents and how their actions helped to shape the history of the country. Long Island and its ‘Culper Spy Ring’ were well-known by then General George...


Early Settlements

Explore a landscape filled with history dating back to the original Native American tribes that lived here when Long Island was known as ‘Paumanok.’ Find Native American museums and interpretive centers, and rich archeological exhibits that tell the story of...


Science Aviation & Transportation

Visit Long Island where you’ll find museums and learning centers dedicated to the Island’s rich science, aviation and transportation history. Find museums filled with stories of aviation advances, from Charles Lindbergh’s first trans-Atlantic flight, to the building of World War...


Maritime & Lighthouses

Long Island holds a long and colorful history tied to the sea. Explore whaling and maritime museums; discover a rich heritage of nautical adventure; and climb to the top of a lighthouse where the view will take your breath away....


History & Heritage

Visit Long Island and set off on a journey of discovery where you’ll find a region with roots dating back to Native American history, the Revolutionary War, Civil Rights, the Underground Railroad and more. Find historic homes filled with intriguing...


Revolutionary War Era

Washington Spy Trail Come discover a fascinating history filled with spies and intrigue during the Long Island Revolutionary War Era. Although it was largely occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War there were many brave Patriots who risked their...


Mansions & Arboretums

Visit the famous Gold Coast region where New York’s elite built theirLong Island mansions, castles and gardens perched high upon the bluffs during the 1920s “Gold Coast” era, immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Many Long Island mansions,...


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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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