Port Washington is a census designated place on a peninsula along Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island in New York. It is a small town with fantastic views of Manhasset Bay, beautiful parks, fine dining, museums, historic homes, theaters, great shopping, tree-lined streets and outdoor recreational activities. Below are some of the famous tourist attractions in Port Washington.
1. Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve is a natural and historical site with a area of 216 acre. This historic Gold Coast estate tours of Hempstead house, Nature trails and Falaise. Hempstead house was the home of the Guggenheim’s. The house is extravagant, elegant architecture, but the house is no longer furnished. Natural Trails is a landscape marked with six trails through woods, fields, pond, and beach on the Long Island Sound. Faisle is a historic house based on a 13 century Norman manor house; it is furnished with antiques and arts from the 16h and 17th century.
2. Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is a museum since 1965; the museums mission is to preserve Sands Willets House and Thomas Dodge Homestead. It is a non-profit, voluntary organization hired by the State of New York to offer political, social and cultural history of Port Washington and of Long Island.
3. Polish American Museum
The museum is located at 16 Belleview Avenue in Port Washington, since 1977. The museum has artifacts related to the history of Poland and Polish American Community. It also exhibits old maps, folk art costumes, documents, historical artifacts and paintings of the people of Polish heritage in America and their contribution to the fields of art, science, education, medicine and political theory.
4. Bar Beach Park
Bar Beach is located on Long Island, in Port Washington. It is a place to relax and breathe fresh air. A lot of things can be done at the beach such as fishing, boating, water paddling and swimming. The beach is an amazing place to hang out with friends and family.
5. Sunset Park
Sunset Park is located right on the waterfront of Port Washington. It is a lovely place to enjoy sunsets, walking through the grass, listen to free summer concerts in the park’s John Philip Sousa Band Shell and watching a movie when the park turns into an outdoor movie house.
6. Brewer Capri Marina
Brewer Capri Marina is situated on the banks of Manhasset Bay, in Port Washington. It is New York’s gateway to boating on Long Island Sound. The marine offers world class yacht services to enjoy Brewer Capri experience.
In addition, there are some more must-see-landmarks, monuments and historical sites for tourists in Port Washington like, Harbor Links Golf Course, Pride of Cow Bay Nautical Museum, Jeanne Rimsky theater, Haven Art, Sands-Willets House, Manorhaven Beach Park and Pool, National Sports Monitor, Port Washington Public Library and much more to explore for tourists in the town of Port Washington, NY.