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Sands Point Preserve

#1 of 16 things to do in Port Washington Features Animals
95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
+1 516-571-7900
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Great day

We visited the Preserve and Falaise ----> both were wonderful. We had a perfect Saturday to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Long Island, NY
Weekday visit to the Sands Point Preserve

We've been to the Sands Point Preserve before however that was for an event. On this day the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
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95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
+1 516-571-7900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Preserve and Falaise ----> both were wonderful. We had a perfect Saturday to enjoy the lovely grounds and visit the mansion. What I found extremely interesting was the close relationship that Harry Guggenheim had with Charles Lindbergh. I was unaware of that....More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We've been to the Sands Point Preserve before however that was for an event. On this day the weather was beautiful so we just wanted to walk around the preserve. The grounds were lovely and it was not crowded so we could take our time....More

Thank Dante M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Our fault, we didn't know any better when they told us the mansion wasn't open for a tour when we went. The grounds were beautiful and the view of the water is nice but I felt that the admission price should maybe have been reduced...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Falaise mansion gives insider view of the lifestyle of socially prominent and wealthy family frozen in time with furnishings intact.

Thank pollytalknyc
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We wanted to see the mansions of the beautiful property. I enjoy history and since my daughter attends college on Long Island we enjoy touring the mansions around the area. Hempstead House was closed because they were decorating it for Halloween, but we did get...More

Thank 10isgirl
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Take a nice stroll through the woods or along the shore. Its not as big as many other places, but cool to see the castle, etc. $10 fee to enter per car.

1  Thank brianreard0n
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The views are spectacular and not too many know of this place hence my hesitance to review it. I want to keep it somewhat of a secret spot. This is not a place full of bells and whistles. You can't even ride your bike here....More

Thank S P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The park is owned by Nassau County but operated by a non-profit. Over the last few years they have been grooming the grounds more and more and have completely moved away from the concept of keeping the grounds natural, I.e. a preserve. I find that...More

Thank AndyPCFM
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Sands Points Conservancy is a fantastic piece of history with a castle and the Hempstead House which has a series of events attached to it from Haunted Halloween mansion to fabulous talent with dinner theatre, musical draws and top Broadway talent, the conservancy does an...More

Thank Humbletraveler2015
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lots of interesting history here -- Lindbergh's station wagon still in the garage, a lady divorced her husband for Buffalo Bill, two big mansions, beautiful sandy beaches, inspiration for "The Great Gatsby". Well worth wandering if you are in the neighborhood.

1  Thank robcurtross
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Jonathan M
Whats the cost of mansion tour? and is there a interior cafeteria? in other words is this a good place to visit on a cold day?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Humbletraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours of Hempstead House are available on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year at 12, 1:30 and 3 p.m. – but contact the Gate House (516.571.7901) in advance to confirm as the mansion is sometimes closed for... More
Mehtap a
Hi. What is the enterance fee?
12 November 2016|
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Response from kimmynyc | Reviewed this property |
$10 per car, I believe it is cheaper for members.