Introduction to Oyster Bay, New York
Oyster Bay History
A railroad was introduced to this area in the late 1880s. Since Theodore Roosevelt, the future president of the U.S., stayed near Oyster Bay, rapid development occurred in the hamlet, including construction of a memorial park in the President’s name and restoration of the Oyster Bay Long Island Railroad Station.
Oyster Bay and nearby Attractions
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
- John F. Kennedy Memorial Bird Sanctuary
- Planting Fields Arboretum
- Queens Zoo
- Maritime Aquarium
Things To Do In Oyster Bay
Museums in the area include the Nassau County Museum of Art, the American Airpower Museum and the Norwalk Museum. Belmont Lake State Park and the Queens Zoo and Maritime Aquarium are each accessible from Oyster Bay. The burial site of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President, is also located in Oyster Bay.
Oyster Bay Transportation
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy international Airport.
Oyster Bay Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Long Island University, Hofstra University, the New York Institute of Technology and Nassau Community College.