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A docent in period dress took us on a comprehensive tour of Raynham Hall Museum. I enjoyed seeing the interior of this home and learning about its history. In good weather, take a few minutes to sit in the small garden overlooking Raynham Hall....think about...More
Excellent friendly guide explained the house and it's history to me. It's a good place to get a feel for how the 18th and 19th centuries worked in Long Island. There's not much about the war of independence however. Regrettably much of the furniture etc...More
Watch the TV program 'Turn" for background information if you are not knowledgeable about revolutionary war history. This is the home of a patriot spy in Oyster Bay and the Townsend family..We went recently on a very cold day so I would advise to go...More
This Revolutionary period house is an intimate museum with excellent guides. Although many of the furnished rooms are Victorian period, there are exhibits that date back to Loyalist Revolutionary Oyster Bay. The museum is much bigger than it seems from the street so prepare to...More
This old colonial home in Oyster Bay is rich in Revolutionary War history and is reputed to be the place where the first Valentine's Day poem was written in the United States. There are ties to the Washington Spy Ring featured in the recent AMC...More
There are some places that tell such a powerful tale of historical events that have truly shaped the world as we know it. Raynham Hall gives us a glimpse into one of the most important chapters resulting in the successful birth of the United States...More
This little house in the middle of Oyster Bay has a wealth of history. It was owned by the Townsend family, and was also used as headquarters for the British during the Revolutionary war.Robert Townsend was a spy for George Washington Culper Ring of Spies.It's...More
I visited Raynham Hall Museum and was quite impressed with the Authenticity. Most of the furnishings were authentic ... and the kitchen was the highlight for me! I would recommend visiting for anyone who is interested in Long Island History.
Here is another great historic site and if you have watched the Miniseries Turn, this place will come to life for you even more! Very interesting Colonial history and our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining! She had her stuff down and could discuss most...More