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Behind-the-Scenes @ Coe Hall, "Gold Coast" 65-Room Mansion

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Planting Fields Arboretum (See Confirmation Email for Exact Meeting Location)

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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If you recently got married and had a nice bit of change to spend on a new house, wouldn't you go all out and purchase a 400-acre estate on Long Island's "Gold Coast," have the grounds designed by world-famous landscape architects, fill it with rare species of trees and plants, and then build a 65-room mansion for the cherry-on-top? In 1913, William & Mai Coe did just that — fortunately, it's still all preserved over a century later.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exploration of the Planting Fields Estate, a sprawling "Gold Coast" estate in Oyster Bay built in 1913 for insurance magnate William Robertson Coe, and his wife, Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe.

Our unique exploration through the historic mansion on the 409-acre Oyster Bay estate will include:


  • The history and story of the Coe Family, from their accumulation of vast sums of wealth to the ambitious transformation of their grounds into a botanical marvel
  • A private tour through Coe Hall, a 65-room Tudor Revival mansion featuring over 500 artifacts, 13th – 19th century stained glass windows, and commissioned murals by American artists Robert H. Chanler and Everett Shinn
  • An exclusive trip to the basement of Coe Hall to see the former wine vault, coal room, and refrigeration rooms


Afterward, we'll head over to the greenhouse on the Planting Fields grounds (designed by Guy Lowell, A. Robeson Sargent, and the Olmsted Brothers), to see local and exotic plant species.


Click here to see pictures from one of our last Planting Fields Estate experiences!


See you there!


*Transportation to Planting Fields, and $8 parking fee for those arriving by car, are not included.

**Due to limited food options at Planting Fields, attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own snacks.




Transportation

*Please double check train departure times the day before as schedules can shift due to track work.


By Public Transit:

Take the Long Island Rail Road train departing from Penn Station, and transfer to the Oyster Bay train at Jamaica Station — disembark at Oyster Bay Station (last stop) — a cab (516-931-2929) or Uber will need to be taken to Planting Fields Arboretum (the gatehouse will allow cabs to proceed to the drop-off location at the far end of the visitor's parking lot).


LIRR tickets can now be purchased via your smartphone — click here for more details.


NYC-bound train from Oyster Bay Station depart every two hours


By Car: Parking is located on site once you pay the $8 parking fee at the gatehouse to Planting Fields



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Planting Fields Arboretum (See Confirmation Email for Exact Meeting Location)

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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