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If you’ve just moved to New York City or one of its surrounding boroughs, one of the best ways to learn about these places is to visit the various sites that represent New York’s place in American history. If Long Island is where you’ve settled or are visiting, a plethora of historic sites can teach you the island’s story. We’ve listed a few here to get you started on your educational tour.

If you’re taking your children along on this tour, consider getting a chauffeured car, especially if you’re new to the area. Having someone else drive you will free up your attention for teaching and explaining things to your children. A Long Island limo service will also relieve you of the responsibility of finding some of these historic destinations so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the following:


Long Island is rich in history. It was instrumental in several of the Civil War’s largest battles. It was also central to the abolitionist movement, and it houses The William Floyd Estate, which was the home to one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. His home now serves as a museum for three centuries of American history. The grounds feature some of the oldest architecture in the United States, as well as memorandums of bygone eras. It’s an excellent place to teach your children about America’s early days.


New York City is especially known for being the site of filming for several legendary movies, but Long Island has been chosen for its fair share of film sites as well. From Arthur in the 1980s to more contemporary films such as Angelina Jolie’s recent effort Salt, several productions have shot at locations around Long Island.

The cult favorite Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind used several locations around Montauk Island to film some of its scenes. Montauk is also the site of one of the oldest lighthouses in New York, Montauk Point Lighthouse, which was commissioned by George Washington in 1792 and can be seen in several American films.


Long Island and its surrounding areas are chock full of some of the oldest structures and most historic sites in America. From the nearly three-hundred-year-old William Miller House to the Roosevelt Homestead to the Meadow Croft House, there is always something interesting to behold. The 5 historical tours by long island limo, which was built in 1665, is the oldest structure in the Three Villages, and tours are available by appointment.


Long Island opened this historic museum in 1990 as an effort to solidify Long Island’s importance to the railroad expansion of America and the industrial progresses made during 19th and 20th centuries. The museum maintains sites at Greenport and Riverhead on Long Island, and both of them hold extensive displays of railroad artifacts and historical documents that tell the story of Long Island’s indispensable place among the railroad revolution.


Luckily, Long Island also has a long list of restaurants which are full of their own history as well. Our personal favorite is Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, which opened in 1896 as the hotel restaurant of the J.J. Sullivan Hotel in Riverhead, N.Y. The history of Tweeds is rich, as the eatery functioned as a slick speakeasy during the Prohibition, utilizing the famous secret doors and dumbwaiters to continue it legacy of spirit-serving. The restaurant’s bar even boasts marble and mahogany work that’s more than one hundred years old, which takes you right back to Tweeds’s heyday.

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