Introduction to Selden, New York
Selden is a censu’sdesignated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was officially incorporated in 1686. The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. The town of Brookhaven includes around 8 incorporated villages and over 50 unincorporated hamlets. Selden was named in honor of Lieutenant Governor Henry Selden.
Selden and nearby Attractions
- Long Island Museum
- Cathedral Pines County Park
- Animal Farm Petting Zoo
- Robert Moses State Park
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Fire Island National Seashore
Things To Do In Selden
While staying in Selden, you can visit the Cathedral Pines County Park, the Country Fair Entertainment Park and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville. The town also offers easy access to numerous historical sites and museums, including the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Long Island Maritime Museum, Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Marshall Field III estate and the BNL Science Museum.
Long Island Mac Arthur Airport is the nearest major airport.
Selden Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Dowling College, Sacred Heart University and Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus.