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There Are Mansions On Long Island

Jul 13

Over a forty-year span, from the 1890s to the 1930s, some of the wealthiest people in America built 1,200 houses on Long Island's North Shore, known as the Gold Coast. Only roughly 300 of the more than 1,000 large estates that formerly existed are still in existence. The most beautiful mansions on Long Island are currently open to the public are shown here.

 

State Historic Park Preserve at Caumsett

Caumsett, once the lavish home of Marshall Field III, proprietor of a department store, is now a New York State Historic Park Preserve. Now, visitors may engage in a range of outdoor activities, including walking, jogging, biking, hiking, taking in the gardens, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, and others. Most of the events are available throughout the year. In addition, Caumsett offers a range of park activities including maple syrup classes, bird viewing excursions, and family scavenger hunts.

 

Chelsea Mansion

The 550-acre Muttonwood Preserve, the largest nature preserve in Nassau County, is home to the 1924-built Chelsea Mansion, which was originally owned by Benjamin and Alexandra Moore. Chelsea Mansion hosts weddings, corporate retreats, social events, and other celebrations.

Other visitors are welcome to enjoy the preserve's amenities, including self-guided tours along well-marked routes and wildlife viewing.

 

Nassau County Museum Of Art

The lavish home Henry Clay Frick, co-founder of US Steel, purchased for his son Childs, is now known as the Nassau County Museum of Art, although it was once known as Clayton. The Museum today welcomes visitors to see a magnificent collection of artwork from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Through its well-liked Education Department, it offers events, lectures, seminars, and nature walks in addition to permanent and rotating art exhibitions, a permanent sculpture garden, and other programs.

 

The NYIT de Seversky Mansion

The New York Institute of Technology presently owns the Gold Coast Mansion that was formerly held by millionaire Alfred I. du Pont as the de Seversky Mansion, a wedding destination (NYIT). Weddings, social parties, and other occasions are hosted at NYIT de Seversky Mansion throughout the year, and the gorgeous estate and environs provide a wonderful background. The money made from the mansion events also helps NYIT and its students.

 

Oheka Castle

The lavish home built in the 1920s by Otto Hermann Kahn has been meticulously restored! Each year, Oheka hosts hundreds of business meetings, festivities, and wedding receptions. The estate is utilized for photo shoots, filming, weekend getaways, and golf and tennis packages with Cold Spring Country Club. In addition, Oheka offers scheduled guided tours of the castle.

 

Old Westbury Gardens

The original residents of Westbury House were John S. Phipps and his family. Old Westbury Gardens is now open to the public after being renovated, both inside and outside. Visitors may engage in educational programs and discussions on nature and horticulture, attend outdoor concerts and festivals, and sign up for gardening courses in addition to taking guided historical tours of the home and grounds. The Gardens invite both the general public and school groups to take in the well-kept beauty and natural beauty of the estate.

 

Planting Fields Arboretum

The rich shipping insurance tycoon William Robertson Coe and his family's residence, Coe Hall, has been meticulously restored to its former splendor. Visitors may enjoy guided or independent tours of the estate during the months of March and September. Along with seeing the estate and learning about the history of the land and the Coe family, visitors may also delight in the Planting Fields Arboretum, which has some of the most breathtaking floral displays in the Northeast. A favorite location for student field trips, concerts, and other outdoor entertainment in the spring and summer is Planting Fields.

 

Sands Point Preserve

Formerly the Guggenheim family's home, the 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is now a public preserve where people may engage in a variety of outdoor activities. Film productions, wedding ceremonies, and a variety of other events have taken place at Sands Point Preserve, a location of both structural and natural beauty. The estate's greenery is traversed by hiking trails, providing plenty of space for jogging and nature treks where visitors may see the diverse flora and fauna that live there. The beach on Long Island Sound, educational programs centered on animal protection and discovery, fitness classes, musical performances, and summer camp programs for kids are all available to visitors.

 

Vanderbilt Museum And Planetarium

Currently, the William K. Vanderbilt estate serves as a planetarium, museum, educational facility, entertainment venue, and wedding site. The impressive home built between 1910 and 1936 is on display at the museum together with actual artifacts acquired during Vanderbilt's extensive global travels. Visitors are welcome to view the property and museum, as well as the magnificent Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium, which is located on the site of Vanderbilt's former tennis courts. Wedding receptions, ballet, theater, musical performances, and other special events are also held at the Vanderbilt Museum.