From the heart of the town, your guide will host you on a walk, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era.As painters, poets and authors began to tell their tales of the island’s natural beauty, America’s elite including the Astor’s, Ford’s and Vanderbilt’s transformed the island with elegant estates often referred to as ‘cottages’.

You’ll stroll along the beautiful shore path with breathtaking vistas of Frenchmen Bay on one side and elegant summer ‘cottages’ on the other.As you pass the Village Green, admire the town clock and bandstand, where many townspeople often gather on a summers evening to listen to music often ending with a rousing rendition of ‘Good Night, Ladies’.

As you stroll through the leafy downtown area you’ll pass a number of Victorian mansions that survived the Great Fire of 1947.Enjoy hearing all the intimate secrets and tales of a magnificent age when fabulously wealthy residents tried to outdo each other with their lavish parties and opulent lifestyles.

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