Sagamore Hill
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1899
(516) 922-4447 • 922-4788 groups

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Raynham Hall Museum
Planting Fields Arboretum (and Coe Hall)
Muttontown Preserve
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
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Guided tours of Theodore Roosevelt's Home have concluded until the rehabilitation project is complete. Areas to remain open to the public during construction include the visitor center and museum store; the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard; site outbuildings and grounds, along with the nature trail which leads to the national wildlife refuge on Cold Spring Harbor. Check back for updates or visit the official website linked above.

Built in 1884-85, Sagamore Hill was the last permanent home of Theodore Roosevelt. The estate is named after " . . . the old Sagamore Mohannis, who as Chief of his little tribe, signed away his rights to the land."

The house is a 23 room Victorian structure of frame and brick. Among the large hall and other rooms on the first floor is spacious North Room, added in 1905. This spectacular room measures 30 by 40 feet and is built of Philippine and American woods: mahogany, black walnut, swamp cypress, and hazel. It is filled with hunting trophies, books, paintings, flags, and furniture, the room vividly reflects the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt.

Another room, on the top floor, that must have been one of his favorites, is the Gun Room, housing his collection of hunting arms. Furnishings throughout the house are original Roosevelt pieces.

Access to the house is by Guided Tour only (30 minutes long), and is great for School or Adult Groups (12 or more people, any age), as well as families and individuals. Groups may reserve tours, but individuals and families must buy tickets on a first come - first served basis. Summer weekends are most popular, and the only guarantee of a tour is to arrive early.

On the grounds are landscaped gardens and, nearby, the Old Orchard Museum, formerly Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.'s home. The Museum includes exhibits relating to T.R.'s political career, family life at Sagamore Hill, and to the lives of his six children. Audio-visual programs are also offered on a regular basis. Tours here are Self-Guided, and individuals and groups are welcome.

The 37-acre National Environmental Study Area includes a forest, tidal salt marsh, and bay beach. A Guided Nature Walk explores the conservation efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, but is only available on summer weekends, if staffing permits. This area is accessible by tour only.

Hours: Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Hours are Subject to change, so CALL BEFORE GOING. Note that tours are limited to 14 people and can sell out early on a busy day. Grounds are open from dawn to dusk every day.
$5.00 per person for House Tour. Under 16 FREE. All other areas FREE. Call for info on National Park Service Passes.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Snacks and refreshments served at gift shop. Picnicking not allowed.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-495 (LIE) East to exit 41 North to Rt. 106 North. Follow 106 into Oyster Bay. Turn right at third traffic light onto East Main St. Go about 1½ miles and turn left at first Sagamore Hill sign. Follow brown signs. 45 minutes east of the George Washington Bridge.

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