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Description - This estate was the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1919. Used as the "Summer White House" 1901-08, it contains original furnishings. The Old Orchard Museum is on the grounds.

Attractions - This estate was the home of Theodore Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1919. Used as the "Summer White House" 1901-08, it contains original furnishings. The Old Orchard Museum is on the grounds.

Recreation - The Theodore Roosevelt home is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday. The home is closed Monday and Tuesday for historic preservation projects. The park grounds are open daily throughout the year from dawn to dusk. The visitor center / bookstore is open daily throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Theodore Roosevelt Museum at the Old Orchard is open daily throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All facilities are closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1.

Climate - The Long Island Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Sagamore Hill can be reached from NSP Exit 35N or LIE/I-495 Exit 41N. At those exits, take Route 106 North for 4 miles. Turn right/east on Route 25A and travel 2.5 miles. At third traffic light, turn left/northwest and take Cove Road for 1.7 miles. Turn right/north and take Cove Neck Road 1.5 miles to Sagamore Hill.

The Belt/Cross Island, Grand Central parallel the NSP and LIE/I-495. The Southern State Parkway connects to NSP/LIE via the Wantaugh/Meadowbrook Parkways, or the Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway.

Take Southern State Exit 28AN to Route 135 North (Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway) for 10 miles to Exit 14E (Woodbury) and Route 25(Jericho Turnpike). Turn right/east, travel to the third traffic light. Turn left on South Woods Road, traveling 1.6 miles to its end and turn right on to Cold Springs Road. Travel 1 mile to Route 25A intersection. Turn left on Route 25A and travel 0.7 miles downhill to the Cove Road stoplight. Turn right on Cove Road for 1.7 miles to Cove Neck Road. Turn right on Cove Neck Road and follow signs for 1.5 miles to Sagamore Hill.


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Contact Information:
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Road , Oyster Bay, NY, 11771-1809, Phone: 516-922-4788

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York Historic Sites -
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge - The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Long Island, 20 miles to the east of New York City. The refuge consists of high quality marine habitats which support a variety of aquatic dependent wildlife including significant numbers of waterfowl.

Links:
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - Official agency website

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