Introduction to Port Jefferson Station, New York
Port Jefferson Station History
The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans, and was known as "Comsewogue". It was also once referred to as "Echo". William Tooker, the first settler, arrived in 1750. Initially, the community was rural and largely dependent on farming. The Long Island Rail Road arrived at the nearby village of Port Jefferson in 1873 which led to the community being named "Port Jefferson Station". The Nesconset Highway was constructed in the 1950s, resulting in the suburbanization of the community.
Port Jefferson Station and Nearby Attractions
- Long Island Museum
- Marshall Field III estate
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Beardsley Zoological Gardens
- John A. Minetto State Park
Things To Do In Port Jefferson Station
Long Island Museum, which features history, art, and carriage museums, is situated upon 9 acres. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, and Marshall Field III estate are sites of historic importance located in the area. Exhibits on 19th century history, whaling, and scrimshaw are displayed at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. The Sherwood Island State Park features a beach and offers facilities for swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and scuba diving. Beardsley Zoological Gardens, and the Maritime Aquarium are other popular destinations nearby.
Port Jefferson Station Transportation
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the closest major airport.
Port Jefferson Station Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Long Island University - Brentwood, Saint Joseph's College - Suffolk, SUNY Stony Brook, and Dowling College.