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In a Nutshell

Gold Coast expert Marianne Howard takes you room by room through an opulent Gatsby-era mansion and its lush gardens

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 25, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $49 for one admission to a tour of Coe Mansion and Planting Fields Arboretum with Marianne Howard
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.

Photo Credit: Kevin J. Wohlers


What You'll Do

If you were one of New York's elite during the early 20th century, it's likely that you'd be living in a palatial mansion on the the Gold Coast—it's also likely that scenes from The Great Gatsby wouldn't be too far off from everyday life. Meet historian and curator Marianne Howard on the Long Island grounds of Gilded-Age mansion Coe Hall—designed by Walker & Gillette in 1918—to learn about the careful planning and work that went into the surrounding landscape's alluring elegance. Heading inside, you'll stroll from room to room as Marianne offers insight to the Coe family's daily routine and that of the 30 full-time servants whose constant activity kept the house running.

  • Walk Through Lavish Gardens
    Take in the mansion's surrounding landscapes, whose verdant undulations are maintained as an arboretum and a state park

  • Tour a Gilded-Age Mansion
    Step into the kind of home Fitzgerald envisioned when he wrote The Great Gatsby, learning about the luxurious lives of the Coe family

  • Hear Tales of Early 20th Century's Elites
    Marianne offers insight into the mansion's little-known features and tells anecdotes about the American aristocracy that lived nearby


Your Host

Marianne Howard Marianne Howard
Gold Coast Historic Expert

Erstwhile curator of Coe House and its grounds, Planting Fields Arboretum, Marianne Howard is an expert on the mansion's history. Her fascination with Long Island's past has also led her to stints on the boards of directors for both the Small Museum Association and the Long Island Museum Association.


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    Upper Brookville

    1395 Planting Fields Road

    Oyster Bay, NY 11771

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