Museums

Nassau County operates numerous museums and plays host to others by providing the property and physical facilities as well as other services. Museums directly run by the Nassau County Parks, Recreation, and Museums Department are denoted by an asterisk (*). These museums provide a range of artistic and educational experiences for the public. Select a museum name below for more information and links to dedicated museum websites. In addition, the county manages several historic homes that do not operate as separate museums, some of which are listed here. 


Location Information

County Region
Museum Name Museum Location
Central Nassau
African American Museum and Center for Applied Arts*
110 N. Franklin St.
Hempstead, NY
Phone:516-572-0730
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Cedarmere*
Bryant Avenue
Roslyn Harbor, NY

Grounds are open to the public

dawn to dusk.
Buildings are under renovation.

North Shore
Chelsea Mansion*

Muttontown Lane
East Norwich, NY
Phone:516-571-8551
On Site Staff:Yes
Central Nassau Cradle of Aviation Museum

1 Davis Ave.
Uniondale (11553), NY
Phone:516-572-4111
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore Elderfields

200 Port Washington Blvd.
Flower Hill, NY
Phone:516-571-8130
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Falaise
127 Middleneck Road
Sands Point, NY
Phone:516-571-7900
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
Barry Drive
Glen Cove, NY
Phone:516-571-8010
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Hempstead House
127 Middleneck Road
Sands Point, NY
Phone:516-571-7900
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center
100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY
Phone:516-571-8040
On Site Staff:Yes
Central Nassau
Long Island Children’s Museum
11 Davis Ave.
Uniondale (11553), NY
Phone:516-224-5800
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Malcolm House*
Old Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY

Phone: 516-433-7970 (Cornell Cooperattive Extension)
On Site Staff:No

Central Nassau
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
1 Davis Ave.
Uniondale (11553), NY 
Phone:516-572-4177

North Shore
Nassau County Museum of Art

1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY
Phone:516-484-9337
On Site Staff:Yes
Central Nassau
Old Bethpage Village Restoration*

Old Bethpage Village Website

1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, NY
Phone:516-572-8400
On Site Staff:Yes
North Shore
Roslyn Grist Mill*
1384 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, NY
Phone:N/A
On Site Staff:N/A
North Shore
Saddle Rock Grist Mill*
Grist Mill Lane
Saddle Rock, NY
Phone:516-571-7608
On Site Staff:No
North Shore
Science Museum of Long Island
1526 N. Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY
Phone:516-627-9400
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore Tackapausha Museum*
Washington Avenue
Seaford, NY
Phone:516-571-7443
On Site Staff:Yes
South Shore Wantagh Railroad Museum
1700 Wantagh Ave.
Wantagh, NY
Phone:516-826-8767
On Site Staff:No