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Home of George Washington’s intelligence operative Robert Townsend, Raynham Hall is a time capsule of Long Island life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Purchased by Robert’s father Samuel around 1740 and expanded from a two-over-two farmhouse into a four-over-four town house whose land extended down to the bay and for acres all around, the Townsend family homestead was named Raynham Hall by Samuel’s grandson, Solomon, when he renovated it according to the Victorian taste of his own time, in the mid-19th century. Having shed most of its surrounding property around the turn of the twentieth century, the house’s final transformation came in the 1940s with the removal of the Victorian elements from the front part of the house, which was then restored back to its original Colonial appearance, but retaining the Victorian rear addition.

 Upcoming Events
  • Mon
    28
    May
    2018

    11:30-2:00 p.m.

    Memorial Day Parade and Open House

    All are welcome after the Memorial Day parade for FREE Italian ice, lemonade, popcorn, old-fashioned games and music.

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Watercolor Painting Workshop

    SOLD OUT. Learn to paint a spring still life or landscape with our resident artist Michael Goudket. Wine and cheese served. Bring friends and family ages 13+. Space is limited, Fee: $30 per person. 

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    5:00 pm

    Oyster Bay Music Festival

    Evening concert in the Victorian hallway.
    This is a free event!