Nassau County Points of Interest

Travel, tourism and sight seeing in Nassau County New York. Here are few places to check out in Nassau County NY. Whether you live here or are on vacation these tourist destinations include museums, gardens ...

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Points of Interest: Nassau County New York

Nassau County (Area code 516)

  • Albertson
    Clark Botanic Garden
    193 I.U. Willets Rd.
    12 acres of beautiful gardens, trees, ponds, and streams. Open daily 10 am - 4:30 pm year round (no fee).

  • Freeport
    Woodcleft Canal / "Nautical Mile"
    Woodcleft Avenue
    The "Nautical Mile" on Woodcleft Avenue features many restaurants and shops and even an open-air market! Fish for a half-day on one of the many fishing boats, or go sightseeing on local cruise lines. Also visit the LI Marine Education Center to learn about marine life.

  • Garden City
    Long Island Children's Museum
    11 Davis Avenue
    Children ages 2-12 will enjoy the hands-on experience they will get exploring five exhibits covering the arts, sciences, technology, and community and world cultures.

  • Glen Cove
    Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
    Barry Drive
    50 Barry Drive
    Learn about prehistoric Indian culture, archaeology, and the local geologic past, when you visit the museum. Appreciate 62 acres of sediments, woodlands, and meadows, as you explore the preserve. Open year round.

  • Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    To understand the causes and results of the Holocaust take advantage of the free guided tours the center offers of its changing and permanent exhibits and artifacts. Also visit the multimedia center and research library.

  • Hempstead
    African-American Museum
    110 N. Franklin St.
    Visit the museum to learn about African-American Long Islander during the past and present.

  • Hicksville
    Gregory Museum (LI Earth Science Center)
    1 Heitz Place
    The Gregory Museum offers impressive exhibits and a range of science and craft workshops for both children and adults. The exhibits include rock, mineral, butterfly and moth specimens as well as fossils, seashells, and Indian/historical artifacts.

  • Lawrence
    Rock Hall Museum
    199 Broadway
    Rock Hall serves as a tribute to the colonial heritage of Hempstead. Year round a variety of arts and antiques are on display.

  • Mineola
    Nassau County Police George F. Maher Museum
    The museum has police memorabilia dating back to 1925 on public display (including a 1925 Harley Davidson police motorcycle and various weapons.

  • Old Bethpage
    Old Bethpage Village Restoration
    Round Swamp Rd.
    Old Bethpage recreates a pre-Civil War Long Island Village with the actual practice of crafts and skills. Visit and experience
    firsthand the agricultural, domestic, and commercial activities from the era.

  • Old Westbury
    Old Westbury Gardens
    71 Old Westbury Rd.
    Built in 1906, Old Westbury Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful Westbury House mansion and formal gardens are open for touring for a small admission fee.

  • Oyster Bay
    Oyster Bay Historical Society
    20 Summit St.
    Located in the Earle-Wightman House museum and library, the society provides craft exhibits, lectures, maps, photos, and historical and genealogical documents for all.

    Planting Fields Arboretum
    1395 Planting Fields Rd.
    Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is one of Long Island's premier public Arboretums and historic sites. Visit Coe Hall, the grand house on the estate, as well as the Planting Fields grounds, where you can explore the many beautiful gardens.

    Raynham Hall
    20 W. Main St.
    For a small fee explore the colonial Raynham Hall, the home of the Samuel Townsend family, built in 1740.

    Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
    20 Sagamore Hill Road
    Visit the estate of Theodore Roosevelt. House tours are offered daily ($5 adults, 16 and under are free) and the nearby museum provides
    educational exhibits and audio-visual programs.

  • Port Washington
    Sands Point Park and Preserve
    127 Middleneck Rd.
    Sands Point Preserve a nature preserve and a prime example of Long Island's Gold Coast estate period. Visit Castlegould, the castle built
    on the estate in 1902, fashioned after Kilkenny Castle in Ireland. Enjoy the 261-acre preserve and the preserve visitor center, special exhibit halls, museum shop and snack bar (all located in the castle).

  • Roslyn/Roslyn Harbor
    Roslyn Historic District
    Main Street
    On this section of Main Street are homes built between 1690-1865 and restored to their original appearance. The historic homes are private residences and several are open to the public.

    Nassau County Museum of Art
    North side of Northern Blvd. East of the L.I.R.R. overpass
    One Museum Drive
    The Nassau County Museum of Art is renown for its ever-changing display of international art and its grand outdoor sculpture gardens. Open year round with a small admission price for adults and children.