A special use permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the park or the public at large. Individuals or organizations interested in applying for a special use permit may first call the park at 516-802-7543 for questions about Special Use Permits. If an applicant wishes to proceed, they must fill out the Application for a Special Use Permit, and send it to the park to the attention of the Special Use Permit Coordinator. Unless requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right, applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable, $50 check made out to "The National Park Service."
Please remember that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is a museum and site of great historical significance making it unsuitable for private parties, receptions, or recreational purposes unrelated to the park's mission. A large indoor meeting space is not available at the park. Sagamore Hill does allow outdoor weddings for groups consisting of 30 or less. Please read our wedding policy for more information.
For commercial photography, both still and film, an application must be submitted in advance. You may use either the short (10-931) or long (10-932) form depending on the complexity of the project. Unless requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right, applications must be submitted with a non-refundable, $50 check made out to "The National Park Service." Permit may require the payment of cost recovery charges, a location fee, and proof of liability insurance naming the United States as also insured.