Visit/Hours/Directions

The gardens at the Sands Point Preserve

Welcome to the Sands Point Preserve!

The Sands Point Preserve is temporarily closed, starting Saturday, March 28, for the safety and health of all visitors. We plan to reopen when the New York State restriction on gathering is lifted. We sincerely apologize to all members and visitors for this inconvenience, and thank you all for your support of this historic estate. We look forward to welcoming everyone back, after the COVID-19 crisis is past.

Admission

Admission to the Preserve is $15 per car or free for members of the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy. Walk-in admission is $4 per person. Additional fees apply for mansion tours, programs, and events.

Join the Conservancy for unlimited free admission!

Dog walking is permitted on the grounds, but dogs must be kept on leashes at all times – visitors are subject to the Village of Sands Point’s strict leash laws for everyone’s safety. A dog run is also available, with a separate space for small dogs (under 25 pounds), as well as a large area for all dogs. Owners must remain inside the dog run with their pets at all times.

Download the Sands Point Preserve Map.

Hours

The Preserve is open to the public year-round, 8 am – 5 pm seven days a week, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Planning Your Visit

See the Master Calendar for a wide range of events and programs throughout the four seasons.

Select a concert and dinner in Hempstead House or a nature program at the Phil Dejana Learning Center; schedule a tour of the historic mansions, gardens, and grounds; or just stroll down one of the six trails through the woods and take in the majestic views that surround you. Reserve a picnic location for a special outdoor gathering. Take a guided walk or pick up the Sands Point Preserve Trail Map, available at the Gatehouse and Welcome Center, for self-guided exploration. 

Our experienced staff is ready to assist you with your plans – contact us at 516.571.7901 or info@sandspointpreserve.org. We can suggest activities on the Preserve as well as restaurants and other sites to enjoy in the area.

In case of inclement weather, please call in advance to confirm that the Preserve is open or check our website for updates.

Restrooms are located in the Welcome Center. Handicap access in the historic buildings is limited.

PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM NYC: LIRR – Port Washington Line to the very last stop – taxis are available at the train station for a five-minute ride to the Preserve.

BY CAR FROM NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.

BY CAR FROM POINTS EAST: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). Make a right at the light onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.

PARKING is available on the Preserve. After entering at the gatehouse, the parking area is centrally located.