Vanderbilt Museum begins slow reopening

Vanderbilt Museum begins slow reopening

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The restored Vanderbilt Estate saltwater pool with a view of Northport Bay. Photo from Vanderbilt Museum

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum recently reopened its grounds – but not its buildings – to the public in accordance with Suffolk County and New York State safety guidelines. The museum, which is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, will welcome a limited number of visitors on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Come for a stroll, a picnic, salt air, blooming gardens, and spectacular views of Northport Bay. 

“We are thrilled to have permission from Suffolk County and New York State to begin slowly reopening to the public,” said Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the museum.

“Our gardeners have been busy working in the gardens and flower beds since May 15, doing spring cleanup and planting new roses and annual flowers. Our crew has been tending to the property, mowing acres of lawn and trimming trees. The work is still in-progress, but the Mansion and Estate grounds are looking beautiful once again. We’re ready and eager to welcome summer visitors,” she said.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of social distance. Bathrooms will be open to one family/visitor group at a time, and a custodian will sanitize bathroom touchpoints regularly throughout the day.

All visitors must carry out everything they bring with them to the property, including picnic/food waste, and water or beverage containers.

The fee to enter the property will be $14 per carload, members are free. Tickets are available online only at