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Plan Your Trip
Plan Your Historic Long Island Visit
Take the scenic route
Follow the steps of President George during his Long Island Tour of 1790 along the southern shore and visit other sites along the way
Take a walking tour of the historic area where the members of the spy ring lived and operated. Then visit the Culper Spy Ring exhibit. Don’t forget a visit to Raynham Hall, Oyster Bay on the way. It was the home of Samuel Townsend, agent of the Culper Spy Ring.
Visit the William Floyd Estate(Mastic Beach), home of William Floyd, delegate from New York to the First Continental Congress and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
Manor St. George (Smith Point), purchased by William Tangier Smith in the early 17th Century included approximately 64,000 acres of land. A patent was granted in 1693 by the British Crown. During the Revolutionary War the British set up a fort and it later became the site of a battle in 1780 in which the patriots prevailed.
Ketcham Inn (Center Moriches), once was a tavern, stage coach stop between
New York and Sag Harbor and inn.
Lodged by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison when they visited William Floyd.
The Ketcham Inn opens July 4, 2015. Make sure you stop by the Book Barn.
It is filled with gently used books for purchase.
Visit the lavish homes of the wealthy industrialists that were built during the "Gilded Age." Located on the north shore of Long Island, from Great Neck to Huntington, you can visit some of these lavish and opulent homes.
For more information on the Gold Coast Mansions:
Take the ferry, north or south, to picturesque Shelter Island. Visit historic Havens House and Sylvester Manor. Leave enough time to hike the trails through scenic Mashomack Preserve. Learn about the island’s eco-system and the diverse habits of the many species of plants and animals. It is a 2,100 acre preserve owned
and operated by The Nature Conservancy. Plan a trip to Taylor”s Island and cabin located in Coecles Harbor. The island is part of the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail. The island is accessible only by boat. You can rent a kayak from Shelter Island Kayak Tours.