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Path Through History

Come discover a rich Long Island history filled with fascinating tales of Early Settlers, Revolutionary War Spies, Maritime Adventures, and great advances in Science, Aviation and Transportation. Explore famous Long Island historic sites including the homes of past presidents, poets and artists, including President Theodore Roosevelt, poet Walt Whitman and Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, who lived on Long Island and were inspired to create some of their most memorable contributions to society here. Visit popular Long Island historic sites related to Charles Lindbergh’s famous trans-Atlantic flight from Roosevelt Field, and see the model Lunar Module that engineers from Long Island’s Grumman Corp. worked to develop. Explore the Gold Coast region, where the sheer brilliance of the mansions, castles and gardens (many now open to the public for tours) inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write The Great Gatsby. There’s so much incredible Long Island history to be seen. From the first lighthouse built in NYS to historic wooden windmills, famous film sites, African American history, Native American sites, art museums and roadside attractions. Create your own fascinating Path Through History with our Interactive map of Long Island historic sites.

Path Through History is a project of New York State and ILOVENY. Path Through History includes over 500 destinations across New York State. Learn more about Long Island’s Path Through History.

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