NYC has museums, galleries, and cultural exhibits around every corner. Each borough has its own unique attractions; however, if you’re in the mood for a little green space and a little history, then book a rental car, and take a drive to Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island. Old Westbury Gardens and its 1906 mansion once belonged to John S. Phipps and his family. The home and its grounds are now listed on the National Register of Historic places, and it includes many unique exhibits for the public to enjoy. Many people include a tour of Old Westbury Gardens as part of their exploration of Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions. You can enjoy a full guided tour of the mansion and the formal gardens, allowing you a glimpse into the life and history of the Phipps family and the area. The home is full of unique home decorations and antiques with English heritage, and the grounds are magnificent with ponds, lakes, formal gardens, rolling hills, and more. Be sure to check out the Old Westbury Gardens website for seasonal hours and special events. You may be able to attend a special educational event or concert on the grounds! General admission for the house and gardens is as follows:
  • $10.00 – Adults
  • $8.00 – Seniors (over 62) & students (with valid ID)
  • $5.00 – Children (ages 7-17)
  • Free – Children ages 6 and under
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