Mansions May Be Found Throughout Long Island
Some of the richest individuals in America constructed 1,200 homes on Long Island's Gold Coast during a forty-year period, from the 1890s through the 1930s. Out of the more than 1,000 great estates that formerly existed, just around 300 remain. Here are some of Long Island's mansions that are now accessible to the public.
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Caumsett, once the opulent house of department store owner Marshall Field III, is now a New York State Historic Park Preserve. Visitors may now partake in a variety of outdoor activities, such as walking, running, bicycling, hiking, admiring the gardens, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, and others. The majority of the activities are offered all year round. Additionally, Caumsett provides a selection of park activities, such as maple syrup workshops, bird watching outings, and family scavenger hunts.
The 1924 Chelsea Mansion, constructed for Benjamin and Alexandra Moore, is located amid the 550-acre Muttonwood Preserve, the biggest natural reserve in Nassau County. Weddings, business retreats, social gatherings, and other events are held at Chelsea Mansion.
The facilities of the preserve, such as self-guided excursions along well indicated pathways and animal watching, are open to additional guests.
Nassau County Art Museum
Formerly known as Clayton, the opulent house Henry Clay Frick, co-founder of US Steel, bought for his son Childs is now known as the Nassau County Museum of Art. A wonderful collection of works from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries may be seen in the museum today, which is open to tourists. It provides events, lectures, seminars, and nature walks via its well-liked Education Department in addition to rotating and permanent art exhibits, a permanent sculpture garden, and other activities.
The de Seversky Mansion At NYIT
The Gold Coast Mansion, once owned by wealthy Alfred I. du Pont as the de Seversky Mansion, is now owned by the New York Institute of Technology and is a popular wedding venue (NYIT). The lovely estate and surroundings provide a stunning backdrop for weddings, social gatherings, and other events held at NYIT de Seversky Mansion throughout the year. Additionally, NYIT and its students benefit from the proceeds of the mansion events.
Otto Hermann Kahn's opulent 1920s residence has undergone painstaking restoration! Oheka hosts several business conferences, social events, and wedding receptions every year. The estate is used for filmmaking, weekend retreats, golf and tennis packages with Cold Spring Country Club, and picture shoots. Oheka also conducts regularly scheduled guided tours of the castle.
Old Westbury Gardens
John S. Phipps and his family were Westbury House's first occupants. Following interior and exterior renovations, Old Westbury Gardens is now accessible to the general public. Along with guided historical tours of the house and grounds, visitors may participate in educational events and conversations on horticulture and nature, go to outdoor concerts and festivals, and enroll in gardening classes. Both the general public and school groups are invited to enjoy the estate's well-kept beauty and natural beauty by visiting the Gardens.
Arboretum Of Planting Fields
Coe Hall, the family home of wealthy shipping insurance entrepreneur William Robertson Coe, has been painstakingly restored to its former grandeur. Between the months of March and September, visitors may take either guided or unguided tours of the estate. Visitors may enjoy the Planting Fields Arboretum, which boasts some of the most magnificent flower displays in the Northeast, in addition to seeing the estate and learning about the history of the area and the Coe family. In the spring and summer, Planting Fields is a popular destination for school excursions, musical performances, and other outdoor entertainment.
Preserve At Sands Point
The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve, which was once the Guggenheim family's residence, is now a public preserve where visitors may partake in a range of outdoor activities. Sands Point Preserve, a setting of both structural and natural beauty, has hosted film shoots, wedding ceremonies, and a variety of other events. Hiking routes wind through the estate's vegetation, offering plenty of room for running and nature excursions where visitors may see the many flora and creatures that call the area home. Visitors may take advantage of the Long Island Sound beach, summer camp programs for youngsters, fitness courses, musical concerts, and educational activities focused on animal preservation and discovery.
Planetarium And Museum At Vanderbilt
The William K. Vanderbilt estate now functions as a planetarium, museum, educational center, concert venue, and wedding location. The museum features the spectacular house constructed between 1910 and 1936 as well as authentic objects collected during Vanderbilt's extensive international trips. On the location of Vanderbilt's old tennis courts, visitors are invited to explore the grounds, the museum, and the spectacular Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium. The Vanderbilt Museum also hosts wedding banquets, ballet, theater, musical concerts, and other special events.