50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Phone Number

516 571 8010

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Garvies Point Museum & Preserve


Garvies Point Museum is fully accessible with handicapped parking close by. A paved, level path leads to the entrance ramp with automatic doors. Once inside there are wide aisles.

Handicapped accessible bathrooms are on the main level. The men’s room may be a bit more difficult to maneuver a wheelchair than the ladies’.

The museum is part of a 62-acre preserve with five miles of nature trails that wind through it. A picnic area with tables and benches  is near the museum.  It is on high cliffs along a 2,000-foot shoreline.  The preserve is not wheelchair accessible.


    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  none
    Paths and walkways:  paved to museum
    Doors:  double
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  0
    Ramps:  0
    Steps and staircases:  0
    Width of aisles:  wide, easy to maneuver
    Places to sit:  some seats
    Location of restrooms:  main floor
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK, but at an angle
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly and helpful

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Although we were headed to another destination, we came across a sign directing us to Garvies Point Museum & Preserve. We decided to take a look at what is offered there.

Garvies Point Museum is a gem. We felt sorry that we hadn’t taken our children there when they were younger. It is a small, low-key museum that is a “center for Long Island and regional geological research, Long Island American Indian culture and archaeology.” (website)

It is a great place for inter-generational visiting. In addition to traditional glass exhibit cases, there is a ”fully interactive American Indian Village where one can partake in the daily activities of village life through hands on experiences, including fishing from a canoe, helping to build a wigwam, reading inside a wigwam and even picking corn from the stalk.” (website). This venue is a delight for families with young children or grandchildren looking for a place that is both educational and interesting.

The one floor museum is fully accessible with handicapped parking fairly close by. A paved, level path leads to the entrance. There are automatic doors, wide aisles for enjoying the exhibits, and handicapped accessible bathrooms. The men’s room may be a bit more difficult to navigate than the ladies’ room. There is a picnic area outside.

The museum is part of a 62-acre preserve with five miles of nature trails throughout. It is on high cliffs, with steep, winding paths leading down to a north shore boulder beach with 2,000 feet of shoreline and a spectacular harbor. Bring hiking boots if you are up to this trek!  We think we found a “family-oriented” gem.

As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website,,  when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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