Huntington Points Of Interest And Historic Significance
Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Little Neck Road, Centerport
This Magnificent estate is set on 43 acres and overlooks picturesque Northport Harbor. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and is available for touring. The planetarium is quite impressive, and in addition to offering rotating education programs, the public is invited to observe the night sky using their high power telescope.
Eaton's Neck Coast Guard Station & Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Eaton's Neck
This 73 foot high lighthouse was erected after the wreck of the Brig Salley. Equipped with a foghorn and a beam that discernible from 17 miles at sea, the lighthouse is part of a fully staffed Coast Guard Station. Tours offers, if arranged in advance.
U.S. Coast Guard at Eaton's Neck--631-261-6959
Heckscher Museum, Prime Avenue & Main Street, Huntington
This museum, built in the neoclassical style by August Heckscher, houses a collection of fine art treasures. Exhibits change every 4 to 6 weeks.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
This museum is dedicated to the preservation of artifacts from the whaling industry, which flourished here on Long Island. Exhibits include fully equipped whaling boats, tools and artwork reminiscent of this period.
The Arsenal, Park Avenue, Huntington
This red, wooden structure has been restored to its condition during Colonial times. Built in 1740, its Long Island’s only remaining arsenal.
Walt Whitman House, Walt Whitman Road, Huntington
Built in the early 19th century, this home is the birthplace of the famous poet, Walt Whitman. It is decorated in furnishings typical of Whitman’s day. Poetry readings and special events are given on occasion.
New York State Fish Hatchery, Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
This unique point of interest displays freshwater marine life found in New York State. It contains 8 aquariums and 8 outdoor pools.
Powell-Jarvis House, Park Avenue, Huntington
This historic farmhouse is now a museum and contains a collection of pottery, antique period costumes, and an assortment of historic art.
Kissam House, Park Avenue, Huntington
Know as the oldest house in Huntington, this home is a now a museum that houses an extensive collection of Colonial memorabilia, costumes, furniture, paintings and pottery.
Joseph Lloyd Manor House, Lloyd Lane, Lloyd Harbor
Built in 1766 and located in Lloyd’s neck overlooking Lloyd Harbor. The house exhibits pieces of Queen Ann, Chippendale, and Federal & Empire furnishings. Tour arranged by appointment.
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