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George Washington’s

Robert Townsend

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the Garden at

Raynham Hall


The Townsends in the


Learn about how the Townsends of Oyster Bay were crucial in planning and carrying out the American Revolution…


Learning About

Slavery in Oyster Bay

This virtual program brings to light a new, and much misunderstood, history that focuses on the 19 African-Americans who were enslaved by the Townsends, and the extent of slavery throughout New York and Long Island in the days surrounding the Revolution.


18th & 19th century
Period Rooms

This colonial house features period rooms that are furnished to reflect the 18th and 19th centuries, when the Townsend home played a major role in the history of Long Island and a turning point in American History. They are rich in original Townsend furnishings and examples of pre and post war furniture.


Culper spy timeline

Travel back in time and learn about George Washington’s secret weapon in the Revolutionary war…The Culper Spy Ring.

Letter's of the culper spy ring

Take a first-hand look at the original correspondence between members of the elusive Culper Spy Ring.

Who's who

Learn about each member of the Townsend family and the role they played within this historic household.

Events at Raynham

February 2021


Membership at RAYNHAM

Help preserve history by becoming a Raynham Hall Museum Member. You’ll benefit from the exclusive, members only perks including FREE admission and discounts at the Museum Shop.

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