It is our intention to provide you with as much information as possible about our organization in a clear and concise manor. Simply click on one of the categories below to be taken to that topic. 

A Message From Our Founder:

Since our beginning in 1995, it has been my privilege to work with an exceptionally dedicated group of volunteers whose drive and spirit are a constant source of inspiration.  I have come to know hundreds of wonderful people in this community and in The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation who have shared our vision and supported our mission to keep Caumsett in its natural state, as a low-use, nature-education park.  Welcome to our web site, enjoy your stay!

                                            - Carol Phalen Swiggett, Founder of The Caumsett Foundation

Mission Statement:

To support and enhance Caumsett State Historic Park as a unique and historic environment on
Long Island's north shore.  The foundation is dedicated to education, low-impact recreation, historic and environmental preservation and conservation of the scenic
value, natural heritage and cultural history of the site.

Foundation Accomplishments & Current Projects:


Caumsett State Park which reaches from Long Island Sound across Lloyd Neck to Lloyd Harbor, occupies approximately 1,500 acres of the former Marshall Field III estate. Located in the Town Of Huntington in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, it includes open meadows, pristine beaches, hardwood forests, specimen trees, shrubs, and a fresh water pond in addition to Field's mansion, guest cottages and outbuildings. (Click here for directions)

Official N.Y.S. Parks Department Web Site:

Clicking here will take you to the NY State Parks Department web site

Index Of Topics:

Home Page

Park Events

Trail Guide
Take a walking tour of Caumsett from your keyboard!

Official Park Map

Get a head start on your visit...print out a park map in advance!

2004 Fundraiser
"Barn Again!" is a smashing success.

2003 Fundraiser
Learn about this years gala fundraiser "Caumsett Club".

2002 Fundraiser
See photographs from "Circus Soiree", our 2002 fundraiser.

Caumsett History
Did you know Caumsett was once occupied by the British army?

Letter From Lenny
Greetings from the Caumsett Park manager, Lenny Krauss

Board Members
A listing of current board members.

A listing of current advisors to the board.

Become A Caumsett Volunteer

A listing of our committees, and a description of their purpose.

Become A Member
Join us as we work to preserve Caumsett State Historical Park for you and your family!

Ask Us A Question
E-Mail us a question today!

New York State Parks Department
Click above to be taken to the official NYS Parks Department website.

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A Message From George E. Pataki
A Message From Park Bernadette Castro
Volunteer Arborists Make Contribution
Restoration of Dairy Barn Complex Begins
Caumsett Foundation Members Enjoy Sunset Walk In The Park
News12 Article: "Painted Cow Benefits Park"

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To add information to this site, or to report an error or problem, please contact John Barone at
I hope your find this site enjoyable and informative!  I invite you to join The Caumsett Foundation and enjoy your wonderful resource...Caumsett State Historical Park!  See you in the park!

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