Virtual Visitor Center

Looking for suggestions on planning a trip to Sagamore Hill? Read on to discover recommendations on what to do and how to get the most out of your visit.

Dial-A-Ranger

Would you rather speak to a live park ranger about your visit? Call 516-922-4788 and press “5” to speak to a park ranger for assistance. Rangers are typically available Wednesday through Sunday, 9AM – 5PM.

Frequently Asked Questions - Updated July 8, 2021

What is currently closed due to COVID-19?

  • The Old Orchard Museum & Visitor Center remains closed to the public.
  • Access to the Theodore Roosevelt Home is by guided tour only. Read our guide to Touring the Roosevelt Home for more information and to purchase tickets.
  • Park grounds are open from sunrise-30 minutes after sunset
  • Restrooms are open 9:00AM-5:00PM.
Additional information is available on our Current Conditions page.

Do I have to wear a mask while visiting?


Unless visitors are fully vaccinated, masks are required in the following indoor and outdoor areas when others are present and where physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot reasonably be maintained:

  • All common areas and shared workspaces in buildings owned, rented or leased by the National Park Service, including, but not limited to, park visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops and restaurants
  • All trails, paths and paved surfaces less than 8 feet wide
  • Exterior porch of the Theodore Roosevelt Home
  • The bridge over Eel Creek
  • Standing adjacent to outdoor restrooms if congregating or waiting in line
  • Pet Cemetery Arbor and Seating Area
  • Carriage House/Farm Shed and Chicken Coop Exhibits
While Touring the Theodore Roosevelt Home

  • While inside the Theodore Roosevelt Home, all individuals over the age of two years must wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals will not be permitted to enter or remain in the Theodore Roosevelt Home without a mask.
Individuals over the age of two years must wear masks, except when actively eating or drinking. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement. Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals must comply with all orders regarding masks issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How can I take a tour of the Theodore Roosevelt Home?

Entry to the Roosevelt Home is by guided tour only. Reservations are available at Recreation.gov. At this time, tickets are limited and available by advance reservation only. No tickets will be sold in-person. For more information about house tours at this time, please see our guide to Touring the Roosevelt Home.

Is there a fee to visit Sagamore Hill? Can I purchase an America the Beautiful Park Pass on site?

There is no fee to visit the Sagamore Hill grounds. Due to the current closure of the visitor center, Sagamore Hill’s America the Beautiful Pass Program has been temporarily suspended. Passes can be purchased online.

What are the daily operating hours?

Sagamore Hill grounds and parking lot are open from sunrise to sunset daily. The restrooms are open from 9AM – 5PM (or 9AM to sunset if sunset is earlier than 5PM).

Where can I find a park map?

See our Park Maps page.

Are there any ranger led tours or interpretive programs available?

Yes. Park rangers are offering in-person outdoor programs on weekends, subject to weather and staffing levels. See the ranger or volunteer at the parking lot contact station upon your arrival for more information.

These virtual programs are available at all times on and off site:


Below is additional information regarding visiting Sagamore Hill.
Take a Tour of the Roosevelt Home

The Roosevelt Home can be viewed by guided tour only. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance on Recreation.gov. See our guide to Touring the Roosevelt Home for more information.


Self-guided Experiences

Each of these activities take 30-45 minutes.

If you are interested in nature:
  1. Walk the nature trail on the east side of the property. When arriving, park at the far end of the parking lot and walk towards the Old Orchard Museum (red brick house). The trail starts to the right of the museum. It is a three quarter of a mile unpaved loop. It is a moderate hike with inclines.
  2. Check out the Carriage Path on the west side of the property. Walk from the parking lot up to the Theodore Roosevelt House (gray and red Queen Anne). Continue up the path towards the windmill. To stay on the Carriage Path continue straight passing the house to your right. It will loop you to the tennis courts and up to the pet cemetery. It is about one mile, paved, but with inclines.
If you are interested in history:
  1. Walk the grounds with the Sagamore Hill audio tour guiding you. To access the audio tour call 516-502-0044. Waysides located around the park will offer additional information about the cultural landscape of Sagamore Hill.
  2. Use your mobile device to take a virtual tour of the Theodore Roosevelt House. Go to Google Arts and Cultures tour of Sagamore Hill. Note: This website uses large amounts of data.
If you are interested in recreation:
  1. A picnic area is available behind the old visitor center directly off the parking lot. It is uncovered with a few trees for shade. Remember to pack it in, pack it out.
  2. Benches are located throughout the property including by the Theodore Roosevelt House and along the Nature Trail.
  3. There are several paved and unpaved walking paths on site. See our park map.
Tips
  • Know Before You Go: Check the website’s Current Conditions or call 516-922-4788 to learn what services are available before arriving
  • Be Active Stewards: This is your park - take care of it! Practice “pack it in, pack it out" principles.
*Please note: The National Park Service does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the materials provided by other agencies or organizations, nor does the NPS endorse other agencies or organizations, their views, products or services. We suggest calling venues before arriving.

Downtown Oyster Bay

Sagamore Hill NHS is located three miles from downtown Oyster Bay which is home to a variety of attractions including town parks, beaches, museums, and restaurants.

Directions/Parking for Downtown Oyster Bay

The parking lot of Sagamore Hill will lead you to Sagamore Hill Road. Follow Sagamore Hill Road to the end and make a left on Cove Neck Road. At the end of Cove Neck Road, make a right onto Cove Road. Cove Road becomes East Main Street as you enter Oyster Bay. At the traffic light the cross street is South Street (Rt. 106), and straight ahead East Main Street becomes Audrey Avenue. Street parking and municipal parking lots are available.

Restaurants – Call before arriving
East Main Street Audrey Avenue N. Audrey Avenue Spring Street

Wild Honey
1 East Main Street
(516) 922-4690
American

SoBol
14 E. Main Street
(516) 624-2695
Acai Bowls

IT BGL
19 East Main Street
(516) 628-1110
Bagel shop

Taby’s Burger House
28 Audrey Avenue
(516) 624-7781
Diner food, Greek & Italian

Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
36 Audrey Avenue
(516) 802-5546
Casual Crafts

Southdown Coffee
49 Audrey Avenue
Coffee
Sweet Tomato
91 Audrey Avenue
(516) 802-5353
Soups, wraps, vegetarian
2 Spring
2 Spring Street
(516) 624-2411
American Brasserie

Nearby Attractions

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Youngs Memorial Cemetery and Theodore Roosevelt Gravesite

Oyster Bay Main Street Association

Town of Oyster Bay Parks

The Waterfront Center

Planting Fields Arboretum

Old Westbury Gardens

Jones Beach

Nearby Parks with Walking Trails

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Rd, Oyster Bay, NY

  • No dogs or biking allowed
  • Walking trails and gardens
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
25 West End Ave, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Athletic Fields and playground
  • Small beach
  • No dogs or biking allowed
Tiffany Creek Preserve
Sandy Hill road south of Meadowlark Lane, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Open 8am-4:30pm
  • No biking or dogs allowed
Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
  • $8 parking fee with limited parking
  • Open 9am-5pm
  • No biking or dogs allowed
Shu Swamp Nature Preserve
28 Frost Mill Rd, Mill Neck, NY
  • No biking or dogs allowed
Muttontown Preserve
25A west of Jericho-Oyster Bay Road, Muttontown Lane
East Norwich, NY
  • No dogs or biking allowed
  • Hiking trails

Nearby Dog-Friendly Parks

Red Cote Nature Preserve
Rt. 25A and Yellow Cote Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Dogs allowed
  • No biking allowed
Bailey Arboretum
194 Bayville Rd, Locust Valley, NY
  • $5 parking fee
  • Open Wed-Sun, 9am-5pm
  • Dogs allowed
Coindre Hall County Park
101 Browns Rd, Huntington, NY
  • Dogs allowed
  • Historic estate
West Hills County Park
Sweet Hollow Rd, Huntington Station, NY
  • Dogs allowed
  • Hiking trails
Virtual Tour

Sagamore Hill NHS has partnered with Google Arts and Culture to offer a virtual tour of the home with highlights of the exhibits.


Take Sagamore Hill’s virtual tour!

Or

Download the Google Arts and Culture App and search:

“Sagamore Hill National Historic Site”



Audio Tour

Sagamore Hill offers a self-guided audio tour of the grounds that can be accessed by dialing 516-502-0044 or online as a web application.

The tour is typically taken while visiting the site but can be accessed from anywhere. There are 8 stops that include in-depth audio description, photos, and links to video.

Launch Sagamore Hill’s Audio Tour Web App


Park Films

Watch our videos to learn more about the Roosevelt family and their time at Sagamore Hill.


Photo Galleries

Learn more about the park's cultural landscape and collections with our photo galleries.
Transportation

By Train:


The Long Island Railroad provides direct access to Midtown Manhattan or Eastern Long Island. The Oyster Bay train station is located three miles from Sagamore Hill, and the Syosset train station is located six miles from the site. While the Oyster Bay station is closer to Sagamore Hill, trains at the Syosset station run more frequently to and from New York City. Taxis and driving services such as Uber and Lyft are typically available to and from the station.

Local Taxi Service:

Oyster Rides: 516-922-2222

Directions by Car:

Directions to Sagamore Hill

Visitors may take either the:

Northern State Parkway to Exit 35N OR
the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit 41N

From there, follow Route 106 North for 6 miles into downtown Oyster Bay
Turn right onto East Main Street (at Nobman's Hardware Store) and travel 2 miles.
Turn left onto Cove Neck Road and drive 1.5 miles to Sagamore Hill.

Directions from Sagamore Hill to Long Island Expressway (Rt. 495) and Northern Parkway Westbound

Drive down the hill to the stop sign.
Turn left onto Cove Neck Road (no street sign).
Pass Oyster Bay Harbor on the right.
At the stop sign turn Left onto Cove Road.
Take Cove Road until it ends at a traffic light.
Turn right onto Rt. 25A (Northern Blvd). Go about two miles, straight through two traffic lights.
At the third traffic light turn left into Rt. 106 South (Oyster Bay Road).
Go about six miles on 106, bearing left at the fork where Rt. 25 and Rt. 107 split off.
Enter the town of Jericho, passing a shopping center on the left. Get into the right lane. After you pass the Jericho Fire Department on the right watch for signs for Rt. 495 and Northern Parkway. All entrance ramps are to the right.

Directions from Sagamore Hill to Long Island Expressway (Rt. 495) and Northern Parkway Eastbound

Drive down the hill to the stop sign.
Turn left onto Cove Neck Road (no street sign).
Pass Oyster Bay Harbor on the right.
At the stop sign turn Left onto Cove Road.
Take Cove Road until it ends at a traffic light.
Turn left onto Rt.25A (Northern Boulevard).
Drive up the hill,
and at the traffic light make a right onto Cold Spring Road.
Make a left onto South Woods Road. Stay straight and cross Jericho Turnpike (Rt. 25). Road name changes to Piquets Road. At traffic light, make right onto Woodbury Road. Follow highway signs and turn left onto Sunnyside Boulevard. Entrances to highways ahead.

Accommodations

A variety of accommodations can be found on Discover Long Island's website.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Phone:

(516) 922-4788
Main phone line for Sagamore Hill NHS.

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