Founded in 1653, its earliest residents were Matinecock Native Americans. Poet Walt Whitman was born there in 1819. Stroll and shop in Huntington Village or the Walt Whitman Mall, with over 80 stores including major retailers, on Route 110.
Attractions, Vacation Lodging & Dining-Shopping-Business
- Caumsett State Historic Park - Lloyd Neck. 1,500 acres with bridle path, salt water fishing, hiking, cross country skiing. 631-423-1770 Originally purchased in 1921 by Marshall Field III, it became one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast Mansions. The estate was purchased by the State of NY in 1961 and designated a state park. Directions
- Nathan Hale Monument - During the Revolutionary War American forces suffered a humiliating defeat at the Battle of Long Island. George Washington and his army had to escape from the battle to Manhattan at night under cover of fog. The British army meanwhile took control of Long Island and Huntington. They remained here for the duration of the war. [Read More}
- Oheka Castle Historic Hotel - This magnificent Gold Coast Mansion, resting majestically on the highest point of Long Island, emanates the elegant refinement of a chateaux in France coupled with world-class service and a rich history that is distinctly American. OHEKA has been celebrating the art of entertaining since 1919, when financier and patron of the arts, Otto Hermann Kahn, [Read More}
- The Heckscher Museum of Art - The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York, within walking distance of downtown shops and award-winning restaurants. The Museum provides a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions on American art. Additionally, public programs for adults, families, and children, include First Friday concert series, gallery talks, and workshops. Information about [Read More}
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site - 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., South Huntington. The home of Walt Whitman, America’s greatest poet, c.1819. Exhibit includes his papers, school master’s desk, recordings of his voice, and more. In 2007, the Walt Whitman Trail, which begins at the birthplace, was designated a National Recreational Trail by the US Dept. of the Interior. Summer hours: [Read More}