Citing guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has reopened access to park grounds, walking paths and trails, and parking areas. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Historic Site Reopens Grounds
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will be closed to all visitors until further notice in response to concerns from the local community and public health officials. No entry will be allowed into the site, except to employees, residents, and other authorized persons. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Temporarily Closed
The National Park Service (NPS) has released findings and a follow-up corrective action plan for the December 2018 visitor center fire at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, NY. The loss of the visitor center impacted the staff and operations at the park, as the building housed many aspects of park operations including staff, historic house tour ticket sales and a bookstore.
The NPS investigation into the cause of the fire was inconclusive, however they concluded that there did not appear to be any indications that it was intentionally caused. Several accidental causes of the fire were considered, including furnace malfunction, original equipment installation issues and storage practices. The report says the building had a monitored fire detection and alarm system and portable fire extinguishers and Park leadership and staff followed applicable NPS structural fire policies. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Fire Findings Released By Park Service
The new book Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave (The History Press, 2019) by John E. Hammond and Elizabeth E. Roosevelt, looks at the village of Cove Neck in Long Island.
Looking out over the majestic waters of Oyster Bay, the village of Cove Neck has played an outsized role in the history of Long Island and the nation. [Read more…] about Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, Long Island, has invited the public to a free day of outdoor activities on Thursday, July 4th.
Attendees can see Theodore Roosevelt, performed by Joe Wiegand, as he greets visitors throughout the day, and take part in family friendly activities from noon to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Independence Day Celebration at Sagamore Hill
A new National Park Service (NPS) report concludes that 346,000 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in 2018 spent $20.2 million in communities near the park. The spending supported 172 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $13.7 million, according to the report. [Read more…] about Study: Long Island National Parks Add 13.7M To Economy
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced a new museum exhibit for 2019, “Theodore Roosevelt, A Man for the Modern World.” The exhibit will celebrate the presidency and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. [Read more…] about New Theodore Roosevelt Exhibit At Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is set to celebrate National Bison Day on Saturday, November 3rd, with an appearance from Buddy Bison.
Activities will kick-off with Volunteer Naturalist on a moderate walk around the grounds of Sagamore Hill to view the fall colors. There will also be a children’s bison craft available at conclusion of the hike. Meet behind the Visitor Center at 11 am, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. [Read more…] about Celebrate National Bison Day at Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is set to celebrate the 160th Birthday of Theodore Roosevelt with schedule of activities including a performance by the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra at 2 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Activities will kick-off with a moderate walk around the grounds of Sagamore Hill to view the fall colors. There will also be a children’s craft available at conclusion of the hike. Attendees should meet behind the Visitor Center at 11 am, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. [Read more…] about Theodore Roosevelt 160th Birthday at Sagamore Hill
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has announced the opening of a new exhibit on Quentin Roosevelt who died in a dogfight over France during World War One.
On Saturday, July 14th Sagamore Hill will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Quentin Roosevelt’s death with a historic biplane flyover of the Roosevelt Home presented by the Bayport Aerodrome Society. The event will also include live music and a portrayal of World War One era soldiers. Activities begin at 10 am.