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Sands Point Preserve

#1 of 17 things to do in Port Washington Features Animals
95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
+1 516-571-7900
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Long Island Day Trip

Mansion, lovely grounds with water views, hiking trails - did not do mansion tour but enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken W
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Gold Coast mansions, nature and culture-membership a bargain!

I love the Sands Point Preserve. It is wonderful just to stroll around the grounds and take the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York
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95 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050-1218
+1 516-571-7900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mansion, lovely grounds with water views, hiking trails - did not do mansion tour but enjoyed hiking the grounds. Bring bug spray if you hike in the woods. Scenic drive and vistas in immediate area around preserve.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Sands Point Preserve. It is wonderful just to stroll around the grounds and take the nature trails. I became a member, so I could visit throughout the year without a parking fee. The Preserve strives to have events for everyone! In the...More

1  Thank NewYorkFrancefan
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Gothic times, glorious castles, astonishing art work, on the Long Island Sound, gives one a feeling of being in another country.

Thank Marilyn O
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The grounds & buildings are beautiful! Hiking to the Long Island Sound & putting my feet in the water was a real treat. However, all interior tours & the museum were closed on the Wednesday we visited.

Thank donna_jimhol
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We come here several times a week to connect with the beautiful nature of the gold coast. It's great for walking dogs, picnicking or just strolling the beach

Thank drdkc
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent, highly recommend ,beautiful castles and grounds. The trails are easy and the beach is nice and not congested with people.

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited the Preserve and Falaise ----> both were wonderful. We had a perfect Saturday to enjoy the lovely grounds and visit the mansion. What I found extremely interesting was the close relationship that Harry Guggenheim had with Charles Lindbergh. I was unaware of that....More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We've been to the Sands Point Preserve before however that was for an event. On this day the weather was beautiful so we just wanted to walk around the preserve. The grounds were lovely and it was not crowded so we could take our time....More

Thank Dante M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Our fault, we didn't know any better when they told us the mansion wasn't open for a tour when we went. The grounds were beautiful and the view of the water is nice but I felt that the admission price should maybe have been reduced...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Falaise mansion gives insider view of the lifestyle of socially prominent and wealthy family frozen in time with furnishings intact.

Thank pollytalknyc
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Ginny P
20 August 2017|
Response from drdkc | Reviewed this property |
yes! there are many benches as well as tables, and you can bring blankets and picnic on the lawns or on the beach
12 June 2017|
Response from Humbletraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
Visit their website for the Sands Point Preserve for time and days of operation.
Jonathan M
4 January 2017|
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Response from Humbletraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours of Hempstead House are available on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year at 12, 1:30 and 3 p.m. – but contact the Gate House (516.571.7901) in advance to confirm as the mansion is sometimes closed for... More