Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

When Theodore Roosevelt built his house on Cove Neck's picturesque peninsula, it's unlikely he dreamed it would become the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He intended to construct a home for himself and his wife with ample room to grow a family. Being an outdoorsy and adventurous man, Roosevelt wanted his children to have room to roam and enjoy the wonders of nature. The elegant home quickly gained fame as the "Summer White House" after Roosevelt leaped into the presidency in 1901. After public service, Roosevelt called Sagamore Hill his home until he died in 1919. Today, Sagamore Hill is visited by nearly 40,000 people each year, coming from across the country through New York City and the borough of Brooklyn, NY.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Those looking to see how Roosevelt and his family lived can tour the home, including the "North Room," where foreign dignitaries ate and danced while negotiating treaties. Another tour of a house called "Old Orchard" is open to the public via guided tour. It is a museum dedicated to the Theodore Roosevelt family with documentation, artifacts, and videos of its accomplishments. Several nature trails beckon to visitors, many of which lead to the ocean beaches, marshy swamps, and tidal areas.

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How To Get To Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

The connection between Long Island and New York City is the principal means by which visitors reach the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. To get to Sagamore Hill from New York City, find the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Drive east for 5.5 miles when it turns into Grand Central Parkway. After driving another 6.7 miles, the road becomes the Northern State Parkway. Take the right ramp, and then turn right again to access South Service Road. Go for 6.6 miles, and turn left to get onto Jericho Turnpike. Drive on Jericho Turnpike for 1.1 miles and make a slight right to get onto New York Highway 106 (NY-106). Go for 3.7 miles until you reach Oyster Bay. Once in Oyster Bay, turn left onto South Woods Road. At the end of the road, turn right onto Cold Spring Road. After driving 1 mile on Cold Spring Road, turn right onto Route 25A. Go for 0.7 miles to the Cove Road stoplight, and turn right onto Cove Road. Drive for 1.7 miles, and turn right onto Cove Neck Road. Follow the signs for the remaining 1.5 miles to the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is open year-round. Tours of the house are available Wednesday through Sunday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access to the Old Orchard Museum is also limited to Wednesday through Sunday, but the hours are expanded to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site significantly influenced world politics and was home to one of the most admired presidents of the United States. Taking a trip in an RV to this site is well worth the time. This is one of those historical sites that lift the spirits of those who visit.