Nassau County Points of Interest
Community, Charity & Cause
By Long Island
Published: June 26 2011
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 ...
Points of Interest: Nassau County New York
Nassau County (Area code 516)
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).
Woodcleft Canal / "Nautical Mile"
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
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.
110 N. Franklin St.
Visit the museum to learn about African-American Long Islander during the past and present.
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.
Rock Hall Museum
Rock Hall serves as a tribute to the colonial heritage of Hempstead. Year round a variety of arts and antiques are on display.
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.
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
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.