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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY 11721
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is located in Centerport on the North Shore of Long Island. It is located on the former 43-acre (17 ha) estate of William K. Vanderbilt II (1878–1944). The museum complex, operated by Suffolk County, includes the mansion with furnishings and fine art, a marine museum with marine and natural history specimens (butterflies, birds, shells, mammals and fish), a curator's cottage, a seaplane hangar, a boathouse, gardens, and a collection of ethnographic objects (firearms and swords, ship models, and European, Asian and African objects). It also includes a planetarium.
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