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History in Oyster Bay

A docent in period dress took us on a comprehensive tour of Raynham Hall Museum. I enjoyed seeing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fran727
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Long Beach, NY
Quirky little museum

Excellent friendly guide explained the house and it's history to me. It's a good place to get a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
MrsGlove
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Somerset
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Guided tour was given by a woman that was terribly confused & let people wander wherever they wanted. Furniture was not from the homes owners. Total waste of.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

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

Thank gaha1
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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

Thank NewYorkHildreth
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

1  Thank dajome68
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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

1  Thank Natalie_B267
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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.

1  Thank Tessa35
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Shawn H
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