Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
(516) 572-8400 • 572-8408 groups
www.nassaucountyny.gov/...old_bethpage_rest.html

From spring through December, Old Bethpage recreates the atmosphere of a pre-Civil War Long Island Village, illustrating agricultural, domestic and commercial activities through the actual practice of crafts and skills.

On some 200 acres of rolling hills, more than 55 historic buildings -- all original structures saved from destruction and moved to the site -- provide the setting for costumed interpreters to portray farmers, teachers, storekeepers, blacksmiths, civic leaders, and the others who made up a community of the mid-1800s.

Old Bethpage features special seasonal activities, such as an 1880’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in March, Sheep Shearing in May, Civil War Battle in July, and the Fall Harvest in September, the month of the Long Island Fair -- one of the state's oldest agricultural expositions.

As well as being a wonderful place for a family outing, with everyone from toddlers to senior citizens enjoying it here, Old Bethpage is very popular for groups of all kinds and ages. School Groups can take a Self-Guided Tour (grades 3 - 12) to gain an understanding of community life in the old days. Interactive School Programs include, The History Alive Program (grades 4 - 6) offered in December and March, where students are encouraged to try their hand at activities such as writing on a slate board at the Schoolhouse, butter churning at the Farmhouse, carding wool, playing 19th century games, and helping in the General Store. Others are availabale. Some programs are seasonal. Call for details.


Hours: Open spring thru December. Call for complete current schedule or visit the Village's official website, linked above.
Admission:
Adults $10.00
Seniors $7.00
Children (5-12) $7.00
Children under 5 FREE
There may be an additional fee for some special events.
Groups:
Discount available for Groups with reservation. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 12 weeks in advance for programs, 4 weeks for Self-Guided Tour.
Lunch: Cafeteria. Picnic area available. Indoor area for inclement weather.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-495 East to exit 48. Take Round Swamp Road south. Almost immediately bear left for entrance. 1 hour, 15 minutes east of the George Washington Bridge.

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