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Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: November 13, 2015


East Norwich, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the “Come Home for the Holidays” tour at Chelsea Mansion will take place on the following 3 consecutive weekends: December 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. There will be two tours per day at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come enjoy holiday tours of Chelsea Mansion dressed in the finest holiday decorations, followed by traditional holiday music and light refreshments. Admission is: $15.00 per guest, $10.00 for seniors and children under 12 years old. Guided tours are limited to 25 guests per tour. Reservations are required, please call: (516) 572-0200 to reserve your spot on the tour. Chelsea Mansion is located at: 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, NY 11732.

About Chelsea MansionLocated on the 550-acre Muttontown Preserve, Chelsea is a 40–room mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places (in 1979). The home was built by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Moore in 1924 and is an outstanding example of the design ideas prevalent during the latter part of Long Island’s Gold Coast era. A blend of French, English and Chinese influences, the mansion provides a sense of mood, elegance and charm, while achieving well-proportioned, livable interior spaces.

About Muttontown PreserveComprising of 550 acres of woodlands, ponds and estate grounds, Muttontown is Nassau County’s largest nature preserve and one of the most beautiful settings on Long Island. The preserve includes miles of marked nature trails with local wildflowers, trees, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. In winter, residents can enjoy the cross-country skiing trails that are available when weather allows. Muttontown also has several structures, including the Chelsea estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Nassau Hall. The Muttontown Preserve is cobbled together from three separate estates. The Nature Center and Chelsea Mansion are located on a 100-acre parcel donated by Alexandra Moore McKay. An additional 400 acres were purchased from the Lansdell Christie estate, including the original Winthrop Mansion. A 20-acre parcel donated by Mrs. Paul Hammond contains evidence of the pre-Revolutionary Duryea Farm. The ruins of the mansion once owned by King Zog of Albania can still be viewed in the wooded area just north of Muttontown Road.

For more information about Nassau County Parks and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at:

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