Welcome To Freedomland, USA!!
Hello..Welcome to Freedomland, U.S.A.
This is not the old amusement park.. but just a page that I
have wanted to do for a long time. I am always interested in old
Freedomland info.. as well as old Worlds Fair info, and other
oddities. Anyone remember the Long Island Motor Parkway? anyway..
I'm Rob Friedman, and I'm here in Port Jefferson Station (formally
we were in Freeport then Bay Shore) on Long Island, NY, and I
dedicate this page to my wife Sue..who always remembered
Freedomland with fond memories.
If you follow the link to visit Freedomland, you will be
treated with some old images set up as a virtual park. You will
follow the layout of the old park and see some of the sites . Also
see Susan's article on Freedomland. (which is what started my
interest in this whole thing anyway.) And you can see some of the
things we have collected . Be aware these pages (and the park
pages) are almost entirely images.. so it might take a little
time. I've also had contact from other Freedomland fans, as well
as one person who has been very helpful and full of information,
Bob Mangels, formally of Ellenville, NY. Bob is in the process of
writing a book on Freedomland and is interested in feedback on
that idea. Please let me know your opinion on both the site and
the idea of Bob's book via the E-Mail link below.
|WHEREAS: There has now been established within our
boundaries, on a 205acre site in the Baychester section of
the Bronx, the world's largest outdoor, family
entertainment center - called Freedomland - whose purpose
it is to restage 200 years of the American heritage, from
pioneering days to the wonders of the space age.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of the City
of New York, do herby proclaim Sunday, June 19, as
In New York City, and do highly commend
the people whose worthy labors have been rewarded in the
creation of this unique project, and I do further
recommend Freedomland to our citizens and visitors and
advise them to take advantage of the opportunity to
participate in a living portrayal of all the beauty,
art, culture, drama and heroism that added luster to the
imperishable history of the United States of America.
-From the Official Proclamation,
Office of the Mayor,
City of New York
up since Feb 23 1997
Please note: I usually update the Memorabilia and Galleries when
I come across something new or new info. I want to apologise
to all. I've not really made any major updates to the gallery, or
memorabilia in a long time. I have received new items and actually
got a number of items on my wishlist. I will try to shoot
them soon and send the newer pages up here. It seems the
memorabilia pages are taking on a life all their own!! -rob
Once more..I wish to apologize for the delay in new info. The
most recent change was changing the back server. Some of you might
not know, but this site (did) actually spans two servers. and the
second one went down. I just changed from Digiweb to AngelCities.
Let's see how that works out 9/16/2000 - rob (update
11/28/2010 I'm now completely on Webng.com . and after a year and
a half my site is back up)
(more updates!) Well I had to move the site again. It's been
on x10host.com for awhile.. but my site went down in late Sept
2016. I've put it back up as of the end of October 2016.
Along with several updates
I updated info in regards to
the Freedomland Today pages. There is now a commemorative plaque for
And I donated the remains of one of the tugboats to the Co-Op City
Historical Group They are due to put it on display in Summer 2019.
There is more info now.. All 4 boats are accounted for..
Also feel free to visit my Freedomland
USA Facebook page
This is the original logo from 1960
This is the later logo from 1962
If you have any info to pass
on, or items from Freedomland and are looking to sell them, please
contact me via the Email link below.
I have been asked by a gentleman who Emailed me if
there is any interest in starting a 'Freedomland Historical
Preservation Society' Please let me know if there is
any interest in this.
Also.. I have been asked about making some
Freedomland T-shirts for sale. (note: sorry but I no longer do
this.. hey but I've left the images for the shirts I did)
If you wish to contact
me , Click here to leave me Email
For some related sites see:
(sorry but over the years some of the sites have gone by the
I will try to update some of the links with similar places)
Co-Op City Wikipedia Page
See what happened to Freedomland after it closed up
- the Palisades
Amusement Park page
See another Famous Amusement Park
- the 1939 New York
What is sometimes called The Fair, The original NY World's Fair
- The Expo Museum
This is a list/site of all Worlds Fairs there have been. Very
- The 1964-65 New York
This is an excellent site on the NY World's Fair of 1964/65 that
- The 1964-65 New York
World's Fair Film
Documentary film about 64/65 NY World's Fair
- the Yesterland page on
Theme Parks, Fairs, & Amusement Parks
Theme Parks, Fairs, & Amusement Parks info collected by
Werner W. Weiss
Frontier Town Facebook page
Frontier Town WAS in North Hudson, NY.. another New York State
(It's gone now but this page is a retrospective on Frontier Town
- the Great
Escape Theme Park and Splashwater Kingdom
The big theme park in Lake George where some of the Freedomland
rides ended up
- Florida's Lost Tourist
An assortment of Non-Disney attractions that were in Florida.
- The Long Island Motor
Sam Berliner III's Motor Parkway page. Guess he beat me to
it! But it is very good!
This is an article about the proposed Disney version of
Freedomland, which was never built (yet).
Development's Danny the Dragon
This is the company that made the wire guide system for the
Danny the Dragon ride.
- Clark's Trading
Clark's in New Hampshire got the train station and some other
Good Guys shirt
Ok..This isn't a theme park, but it is as 'retro' as
Freedomland. The original person who used to make the
sweatshirts passed away. But Zazzle can make T Shirt now
- 1939/1964 New
York World's Fair Marketplace
This is the page run by a friend of mine, Michael J. Alonge, who
deals with both 39 and 64 World's Fair items and other things.
including Freedomland. Some of his items are shown on the Gallery2 page
- Bob Mangel's Freedomland
These pages were made by my friend Bob Mangel's when my site
went down. He has also made a fantastic narrated DVD which I
U.S.A. - The World's Largest Entertainment Center Facebook
This is Mike Virgintino's Facebook page that is also dedicated
to Freedomland. Mike has collected and lot of info and has done
significant research on the park (it was he who found the switch
of the 2 Freedomland Sternwheelers) check it out also!
- Loughlin Vineyards-
This is a lovely little vineyard in Sayville NY. It was run by
Barney Loughlin, who was born on the property and is now run by his
daughters and granddaughter. The property was originally part of
John E. Roosevelt's estate, Meadow Croft (the house is till there
and it is beautiful). however, Barney 'rescued' one of the burros from
Freedomland and called him Pinky
Sorry for the 1 Year absence a few years ago but it's back
Updated June 8, 2019
Copyright © Rob Friedman