History: History of The Station
The Oyster Bay railroad station was constructed by the Long Island Rail Road in 1889 and served the railroad for 110 years until 1999.
In addition to serving the needs of all of Oyster Bay, it often hosted the town's most notable resident, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, as he traveled to and from his home at Sagamore Hill right here in Oyster Bay.
In 2004, this historic structure was designated a New York State Landmark. The following year, the building was acquired by the Town of Oyster Bay and was listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places.
OBRM is in the midst of a multi year restoration to bring the Historic Structure back as close as we can to its 1902 appearance, with exhibits reflecting the history and significance of the railroad on Long Island, as well as featuring important railroad technology.
In order to create a controlled, energy efficient environment for the Museum, all doors and windows will be replaced and a modern heating and air conditioning system installed. The interior will be equipped with period- appropriate fixtures, including lights, benches, and a ticket window to better capture the atmosphere of the station in its heyday. Interactive and educational exhibits will also be a key component of the Museum.