Long Island Sights

Sands Point Preserve

  • 95 Middle Neck Rd. Map It
  • Sands Point
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 02/19/2015

Fodor's Review

Overlooking Long Island Sound, this 216-acre preserve, once part of a Gold Coast estate, occupies the tip of the Port Washington Peninsula. The grounds include natural and landscaped areas, with forests, meadows, freshwater ponds, and shore cliffs. Also here are three castlelike mansions. The 1904 Castlegould, the visitor center, houses changing exhibits on natural history. Falaise is a Normandy-style manor house built for Harry F. Guggenheim in 1923; the home is notable for its medieval and Renaissance style and artwork. The Tudor-style Hempstead House, used for various exhibits, overlooks the harbor. Tours through Falaise and nature walks are available.

Sight Information


95 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, New York, 11050, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Preserve weekdays free, weekends $2; Falaise $6
  • Preserve daily 9–4:30; Falaise May–Oct., Wed.–Sun. noon–3

Published 02/19/2015


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