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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
  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Dec
    2018

    Every Sunday, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

    Sunday Crafts for Kids

    For families with children ages 3 and up. Families can drop-in any time from 2:00-4:30 on Sundays for our craft-making program. A variety of craft choices will be available. Free with museum admission.

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Floral Design with Andrew Pascoe

    Join us at Raynham Hall Museum on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 pm for an evening of spring flower arranging with renowned Oyster Bay florist Andrew Pascoe. Learn the tricks of the floral trade while enjoying an evening out with friends sipping wine and creating a beautiful Spring arrangement for your home! Cost includes all supplies and material. Book early because space is limited! Fee: $75 per person. 

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Watercolor Painting Workshop

    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.