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Address: 95 Middleneck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone Number: 516-571-7900
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Beautiful landscape

The old buildings and grounds are worth the trip. The drive to Sands Point is really nice too. Try it, you will like it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Long Island, N.Y.
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Long Island, N.Y.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The old buildings and grounds are worth the trip. The drive to Sands Point is really nice too. Try it, you will like it.

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The former Guggenheim Estate, which the old family gave to Nassau County, was turned into a public preserve for recreational and educational use. The property has also had other notable residents over the years. It was founded by Howard Gould the son of the railroad tycoon Jay Gould, and his wife, actress Katherine Clemmons, who purchased the land between 1900... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a really nice place to get away from the every day grind. It has great water views you can walk down to the shoreline and a beach area, some really nice hiking paths which are also great to snow shoe during winter. There are old buildings / castles to view and nice gardens. There are nice lawns perfect... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Perfect for a day stroll, view is great, kids can run around the grounds and play - would definitely come again to visit!

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Looking for something to do with family, friends or go it alone? Spend a day exploring Sands Point Preserve. Plenty of parking explore things the way life used to be in a land nearby. Grand building on great estate. You'll love it

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spend the Friday after Thanksgiving at the Design SHowhouse at the Guggenheim Estate. Each of the 24 rooms was designed and furnished by a different designer. The rooms were exquisite. There was also original artwork adorning all of the hallways. The $30 entry fee was a bit steep but you can return on another day. Next year, we will... More 

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Port Washington, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been going to Sands Point Preserve every so often for around 8 years and have truly enjoyed my times there, whether walking through the woods, or along the beach (more about this later) or just ambling through the rose garden while staring at the incredible view over Manhasset Bay out to Queens and Connecticut. About 2-4 years ago, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My friend, my brother and I went on a hike with our mothers. We went on a health trail. We did some health stations. We went to the beautiful beach, even though it was hard to get on the beach. I recommend sands point.

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Livingston, NJ
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158 reviews 158 reviews
33 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were looking for a place to go with our granddaughters in Long Island on a beautiful fall day. Checking on GOOGLE, this place came up and we are so glad it did! Sands Point is a 216 acre preserve located by the Long Island Sound. The main structure is the massive Hempstead House and there are also the impressive... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Though the house smells a bit like musty books, the tour of Falaise is interesting in that it has the original furnishings left by Guggenheim, and so many famous people stayed there. You can walk around, picnic and check out the other buildings on the grounds, but have to take the bus ride to see Falaise.

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