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LIRR Escorted Tour: Gold Coast Mansions

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Expired (07/23/22)

Photo credit: Paul Hunchak

Revisit an era of lavish country mansions, elegant estates, breathtaking architecture, and picturesque landscapes on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Explore the grand rooms inside the massive 50,000 square foot Tudor-style castle, the Hempstead House, an embodiment of Gold Coast opulence at Sands Point Preserve. Next, admire the elegant furnishings and beautifully landscaped gardens at the John S. Phipps Estate at Old Westbury Gardens.

For a sneak preview, check out the MTA Away story on eight different Gold Coast mansions from this past fall.

The MTA Deal

$65.75 per person ($54.75 for children 5-11). The tour includes discounted round-trip rail and bus transportation, admission to Sands Point Preserve, admission to Old Westbury Gardens, and a stop at Port Washington Village for lunch, shopping or exploring on July 23, 2022.

How to Get Your Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines (through July 21 only) 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.

Get Going

Train Schedule - Saturday, July 23
Penn Station: departs @ 9:54 AM; returns @ 5:43 PM
Atlantic Terminal*: departs @ 9:43 AM; returns @ 5:41 PM
Woodside*: departs @ 9:54 AM; returns @ 5:32 PM
departs @ 10:17 AM; returns @ 5:22 PM
Mineola: departs @ 10:34 AM; returns @ 5:04 PM
Hicksville: departs @ 4:55 PM

* transfer at Jamaica
Customers must be in the first car to exit in Mineola.


Port Jefferson

Escorted Tour will take you to Port Washington and Old Westbury

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