There are so many fascinating Long Island tourist attractions including a number of museums and historical sites. From the state's largest collection of native freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians in Cold Spring Harbor, NY to the impressive fine art collections housed at the various museums, you can get a great fill our the area's culture and history all just minutes from the Executive Inn at Woodbury.
Theodore Roosevelt's permanent home and "summer white house" during his presidency.
Theodore Roosevelt's Sanctuary, Inc.
The oldest National Audubon Sanctuary in America, this sanctuary occupies 12 acres. The trees, shrubs and vines were planted specifically to attract birds. The visitors' center displays information about the birds and plants, plus exhibits on Theodore Roosevelt and the Conservation Movement.
Vanderbilt Mansion & Marine Museum
This 43-acre estate with gardens, Spanish style mansion and a museum, overlooks picturesque Northport Harbor and Long Island Sound.
The Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium is one of the largest and best equipped in the United States.
Walt Whitman Birthplace
Here, at this 19th Century Long Island farm house, Walt Whitman, "poet of democracy" spent his earliest years.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Cold Spring Harbor, NY is the state's largest collection of native freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians
On display are paintings, sculptures, and prints from the Heckscher Museum's permanent collection of over 800 objects, ranging from 15th century masterpieces to the work of contemporary American artists.
Nassau County Museum of Art
The museum occupies the elegant neo-Georgian mansion of the Frick country estate, situated on 145 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Long island's historic North Shore.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Represents a living history museum that depicts the life of Long Island at mid-nineteenth century.
Long Island Children's Museum
Invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share.
After touring the area's fascinating historical sites, visit one of the many beautiful Long Island parks for some relaxation and fresh air or some invigorating activity.