The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, was the home of the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from 1885 until his death in 1919. It’s located in Cove Neck, in Nassau County, NY near Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island, about 25 miles east of Manhattan.
The 83 acres surrounding this site include excellent bird habitats such as open fields, vernal ponds, woodland, salt marsh, and an open beach. Sagamore Hill is visited by all types of birds, including osprey, orioles, warblers, wading birds, winter ducks, and much more. Check out some of the most recent sightings on eBird and use Merlin to help identify species.
Sagamore Hill features a visitor center, trails, wheelchair-accessible paths, a viewing platform, and parking. This site is also accessible via public transportation. There is no fee for visiting the grounds, however, there is a fee to visit the Theodore Roosevelt home.
The historic site is located close to Planting Fields Arboretum to the west and Caumsett State Historic Site to the east, and is a stop on the NYS Birding Trail.
You can learn more about Sagamore Hill online here.
Photos of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site courtesy National Park Service.