Join Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich on Sunday, October 9th on a history stroll through Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay. The free one hour program begins at 2:00 PM in the Long Island Rail Road parking lot at the Oyster Bay station where Roosevelt traveled to and from New York City. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Roosevelt’s have lived in Oyster Bay since the 1860s. In 1885, Theodore Roosevelt built Sagamore Hill two and a half miles east of the hamlet center. Oyster Bay came to national prominence when Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt frequented the hamlet for goods, services, transportation, conducting speeches and participating in local civic activities. The ranger stroll will highlight the major sites in the hamlet connected to Theodore Roosevelt and his family.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, and to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis each day beginning at 9 AM. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from sunrise to sunset. For further information, visit our website at www.nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/SagamoreHillNHS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sagamore-Hill-National-Historic-Site/127271867334480