Introduction to Albertson, New York
John Seren, the first European settler, arrived in the region in 1644. Townsend Albertson established a farm and gristmill and later, the community was named "Albertson" in his honor. The I U Willets Road was built in 1850, and in 1864, a station for the Long Island Railroad was constructed in Albertson. During the later part of the 20th century, a number of Asian immigrants arrived in the village. Albertson is currently an unincorporated part of Nassau county.
Albertson and Nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Clark Botanical Garden
- Hempstead Lake State Park
Things To Do In Albertson
Albertson offers easy access to a number of museums and historic sites including the African American Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art, Science Museum of Long Island, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and Old Westbury Gardens. Hempstead Lake State Park, situated on the Hempstead Lake, provides amenities for horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, biking, and hiking. Albertson is also home to the Clark Botanical Garden which features native spring wildflowers, perennials, conifers, roses, and rock garden plants. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Central Park Zoo, and Belmont Park race track are other popular destinations.
Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.
Albertson Higher Education
SUNY Old Westbury, Nassau Community College, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, and Adelphi University are some of the colleges near Albertson.