Mansion Tours

Hempstead House Rear Facade

Mansion tours are suspended during the pandemic, however, self-guided tours of the estate’s history, wildlife, and natural environments are available – download them here.

Please check this page periodically – we hope to resume tours of Hempstead House soon.

Discover the fascinating history of the Gold Coast of Long Island and the enterprising families who created this beautiful waterfront estate on docent-led tours of Hempstead House and Falaise. Please see the seasonal schedule below and contact the Gate House to confirm ticket availability (516.571.7901). Private tours can be scheduled upon request.

Hempstead House

See the grand rooms inside the massive 50,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion, the former summer residence of Howard Gould (1912-1917) and later Daniel and Florence Guggenheim (1917-1930).

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Please note that Hempstead House is sometimes closed for private events, so please call in advance to confirm that tours are running on the date you wish to visit: 516.570.2281.


This cliff-side French Norman-style mansion was the residence of Captain Harry F. Guggenheim and his wife, Alicia Patterson, founder of Newsday. Explore the exquisite artwork, antiques, and furnishings inside one of the most inviting mansions on the Gold Coast.


Falaise tour tickets are $15 per person, payable at the Gatehouse
Hempstead House tour tickets are $10 per person, payable at the Gatehouse
Entrance to the Preserve is free for Conservancy members; $10 per car for non-members

Please note:
Hempstead House tours are designed for adults and 10 year olds and up, but all ages are welcome. Photography is allowed. Falaise tours are designed for adults and 12 year olds and up; younger children are not permitted; photography is not allowed. This historic home has limited handicap access.