Virtual Visitor Center

Tropical Storm Isaias Closures (Updated 8/6/2020)
  • Restrooms are currently closed due to a power outage.
  • The nature trail and beach area are closed due to extensive damage to the trail. The trail will be closed until further notice while the damage is assessed and storm debris is removed. There is no alternative access to the beach.
 
Looking for suggestions on what to do at Sagamore Hill during COVID-19? Read on to discover recommendations on 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 while referring to this webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions - Updated July 23, 2020

1. What is currently open in the park during COVID-19?

What is Open What is Closed
  • Park grounds
  • Walking paths and trails
  • Outdoor restrooms are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily
  • Parking areas
  • The beach area and Eel Creek bridge
  • The Theodore Roosevelt Home and Old Orchard Museum
  • All water fountains -- Bring your own drinking water
  • All Buildings
  • Public tours and events remain suspended


Additional information is available on our current conditions page.

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

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. There is currently no fee to visit the Sagamore Hill grounds.

3. What are the daily operating hours?

Sagamore Hill grounds are open from sunrise to sunset daily with limited parking.

4. Where can I find a park map?

See our Park Maps page.

Download a PDF version of the Site Map (PDF 2154KB).

5. Are there any ranger led tours or interpretive programs available?

Sagamore Hill will be phasing in intermittent outdoor programs. Virtual programs are available at all times on and off site.

Below is additional information regarding visiting Sagamore Hill.

If you’re thinking about making your “once in a lifetime” visit to Sagamore Hill, consider delaying your trip until house tour and visitor center operations have resumed.

Suggestions

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 Edith’s respite. 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.
Tips
  • Know Before You Go: Check the website’s Current Conditions or call 516-922-4788 to learn what services are available before arriving
  • Recreate Responsibly: Practice social distancing and avoid crowded areas
  • Pay Attention to Park Signs: Be aware of signs stating areas that are unsafe. Signs will indicate one-way paths, when to stay to the right, and area closures.
  • Virtual Services are Available Onsite: Virtual experiences are available on site including an audio tour which is accessible on any mobile device (details above)
  • Be Active Stewards: This is your park, practice “pack it in, pack it out principles” and use restrooms before arriving
*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

Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill
46 Audrey Avenue
(516) 922-3614
American Comfort & Seafood

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

Mobile App - Google Arts and Culture

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

Google Arts and Culture Website

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 the park’s three films 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

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. Taxis and driving services such as Uber and Lyft are typically available.

Local Taxi Service:

Oyster Rides: 516-922-2222

Directions

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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