Introduction to St. James, New York
St. James History
St. James is an unincorporated community in the Town of Smithtown, which was first settled in by Europeans in 1665. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Smithtown includes around 3 incorporated villages and over 6 unincorporated hamlets. St. James became a popular vacation spot in the early 20th century. It is home to the St. James General Store, which is the oldest general store in the nation. The store continues to operate to this day.
St. James and nearby Attractions
- Long Island Museum
- Sunken Meadow State Park
- Northport Historical Museum
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
Things To Do In St. James
The Northport Historical Museum, Heckscher Museum of Art, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Museum are ideal places to learn more about the local history of the area. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville are also popular local spots.
St. James Transportation
Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.
St. James Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus and Dowling College offer facilities for higher education.