Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed
Theodore Roosevelt's Home will remain closed until the rehabilitation project is completed. The Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum, and the park grounds are open. More »
Other Ways to Get Here
AMTRAK, NJ Transit and the Long Island Railroad serve New York City through Penn Station. The LIRR provides service via the Oyster Bay Branch to Oyster Bay (3 miles away) - OR - more frequent service via the Port Jefferson Branch to Syosset (6 miles away). Both train rides take 60-75 minutes. Taxis typically meet all trains at Syosset. This is not always the case at Oyster Bay. Cab fares average $10 from Oyster Bay, $12 from Syosset, with $2 for additional passengers. Rail travelers to Sagamore Hill should leave New York City early in the day.
Long Island Bus service nearest Sagamore Hill is at Syosset (6 miles) or Hicksville (10 miles). Interstate bus service is through New York's Port Authority bus terminal. Rail/Taxi is the more practical public transportation option.
By Private Boat
Sagamore Hill is within a mile of Oyster Bay Harbor and the Long Island Sound, but there is no public access or docking facility nearby. The Oyster Bay Marina is about three miles away and about a block from the Oyster Bay railroad station. In making your sailing plans, contact the Oyster Bay Harbor Master at (516) 624-6201.
It is possible to hike the three miles from the Oyster Bay railroad station or the Oyster Bay Marina, but please be aware that the route is somewhat hostile to pedestrians - roads have narrow shoulders, moderately heavy traffic, and they travel through exclusive residential neighborhoods where a premium is placed on privacy. No restrooms, water or food service is available enroute, and food is not served at the park.
Flying to Long Island
Long Island is served by three airports: Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) in New York City or MacArthur (ISD) at Islip, New York. Each airport is about 45-60 minutes travel time from Sagamore Hill. Rental cars and taxis are available at all airports, but rates are high. Bus shuttle connections from JFK and LGA are available to Long Island Railroad's Jamaica Station. Ask a travel agent or an airport ground transportation desk for details.
Driving from the airports:
ISD - 29 miles. Take State Route 454 West/Veterans Highway to Long Island Expressway (LIE) I-495, then west to Exit 41N - OR - continue 4 miles beyond interchange on Route 454 West to terminus of the Northern State Parkway (NSP). Take NSP west to Exit 35N.
JFK - 28 miles. Take Belt Parkway east to the northbound Cross Island Parkway. Continue to Grand Central Parkway (GCP)/NSP eastbound to Exit 35N.
LGA - 27 miles. Travel east/Long Island-bound on GCP to LIE/I-495, then east to Exit 41N - OR - continue on the GCP/NSP to Exit 35N.
Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt decided not to complete his studies at Columbia University’s School of Law once he was elected, at age 23, to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. At the time, he was the state’s youngest assemblyman and eager to join “the governing class.”