Introduction to Woodbury, New York
Woodbury was originally a part of New Amsterdam. It was a Dutch colony until taken over by the British in the mid 1600s. During the American Revolution, this area was mostly controlled by British forces. Nassau County was created in 1899. According to records, one of the early names of this community was East Woods. Poet Walt Whitman and industrialist Andrew Mellon each once resided in Woodbury Hills.
Woodbury and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Nassau County Museum of Art
- Queens Botanical Garden
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Syosset Woodbury Park
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Woodbury
The African American Museum, the Northport Historical Museum, the Long Island Children's Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art are some of the museums located within 10 miles of Woodbury, while the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Roslyn Grist Mill and the Marshall Field III estate are some of the nearby historical sites. The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Hempstead Harbor Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Belmont Park Race Track are all accessible from Woodbury as well. In addition, the community celebrates the Egyptian Festival every October.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Woodbury Higher Education
The SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, the New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, Hofstra University and Nassau Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Woodbury.