You can reach Sagamore Hill National Historic Site by road, train, and other methods.
Driving remains the easiest way to reach Sagamore Hill National Historic Site whether in your own vehicle or a rental. However, there are several other alternatives to reach the park including bicycling and walking.
Getting to Sagamore Hill
For GPS navigation devices, use this address: 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, which is the Visitor Center located at the entrance of the park.
AMTRAK, NJ Transit and the LIRR 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. A weekend shuttle is available during the summer (see below).
Rail travelers to Sagamore Hill should leave New York City or other points along the LIRR as early in the day as possible.
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, no side walks and moderately heavy traffic. Please respect the privacy of our neighbors on your way to the park. No restrooms, water or food service is available enroute, and food is not served at the park.
Please see the Bicycling Information page for additional information and restrictions.
Travel to Long Island
Flying to Long Island
Long Island is served b 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.
Directions from 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.
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.