Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Centerport

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  • Attended the 46th Annual Jaguar Invitational Concours d' Elegance. Great event! Great maintenance of the grounds. Beautiful homes in the neighborhood. Long Island is nice!  more »
  • We enjoyed the property so much. We had general admission pass to walk around and it was great!! We had about 1.5 hours and saw so much and even the Long Island jaguar club car show which was a bonus!...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places on long island to visit! I don't believe it is part of the new York state parks. However you can find a pass through your library, but I suggest paying extra for a house tour! Especially if you have never been here before get a tour because there is so much! The main curator for the museum of natural history also worked on the exhibits here! They have really poured some love and attention into the grounds and museum to fix it over the years. When I was a kid- the top of the Marine Museum is where some of the "oddities" were kept. It always seemed closed to the public, but I was terrified of it as a child, because that's where the mummy and shrunken heads were kept. Thankfully they have been moved and proper care has been taken for future visitors. The grounds are incredible. Picturesque setting for an event! If somehow you have never visited here please do yourself a favor and go!
  • A great place to visit for a day of history and some science too. The mansion and other buildings give you a view into the life of a Vanderbilt. Overlooking the water the property is quite impressive and the grounds are nice to walk through. The planetarium has multiple shows. The mansion tour is recommended. Vanderbilt went on many sailing tours around the world collecting specimens which are displayed in the memorial wing.

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