LIRR Escorted Tour: Gatsby Mansions

Escorted Tour

58 days left (09/15/24)

Photo credit: Discover Long Island

Revisit an era of lavish country mansions, elegant estates, breathtaking architecture, and picturesque landscapes on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Start your tour with a visit to the Vanderbilt Museum, the summer home of William K. Vanderbilt: a Spanish-style mansion named Eagle's Nest, originally built in 1910 as a small English cottage. Next, enjoy lunch on your own at picturesque Huntington Village. Finally, delight in the elegant furnishings and beautifully landscaped gardens at Old Westbury Gardens, the backdrop for several popular movies, such as Age of Innocence, Cruel Intentions and American Gangster.

2024 Schedule:
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Sunday, August 25, 2024
Sunday, September 15, 2024

The MTA Deal

$97.75 per person ($85.50 for children 5-11). The tour includes discounted round-trip rail, bus transportation, admission to the Vanderbilt Museum, admission to Old Westbury Gardens, and a stop at Huntington Village for lunch.

How to Get Your Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines and ticket windows at LIRR stations*.

Select "MTA Away Deals," then, "Escorted Tours," then the tour. Multiple tickets/vouchers will print. Be sure to take all items dispensed and board the rear train car. This tour has limited space availability.

* Tickets will be available at ticket vending machines up to the Wednesday before the tour and available at ticket windows until the day of the tour.

Important Information

Please check for train times and track assignments on the TrainTime App, digital signage, or information booth on the day of tour. Remember to board the rear car of the Huntington train at Jamaica. Tours are subject to cancellation, please check the status of the tour on the web or by calling (718) 217-5477. Also, customers are encouraged to call (718) 558-7419 to confirm their attendance prior to the tour. All train times, prices and dates may be subject to change. There is a transfer to a bus at Huntington Station; on July 14th, we will transfer at Hicksville to a bus to continue our tour. This escorted tour involves considerable walking to fully experience the destination.

Get Going

Train Schedule
Penn Station
: departs @ 9:08 AM; returns @ 6:28 PM
Grand Central: departs @ 8:47 AM*; returns at 6:31 PM
Atlantic Terminal
: departs @ 9:01 AM*; returns @ 6:44 PM
Woodside: departs @ 9:20 AM; returns @ 6:17 PM
departs @ 9:30 AM; returns @ 6:06 PM
Mineola: departs @ 9:52 AM; returns @ 5:46 PM
Hicksville: departs @ 10:04 AM; returns @ 5:35 PM

* transfer at Jamaica to the rear car of the Huntington train


Port Jefferson

Board the rear car of the Huntington train at Jamaica

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