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.


Event Information:

  • Sat

    Halloween Party

    7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Halloween InvitationHalloween Party

    The Board of Trustees of Raynham Hall Museum and The Oyster Bay Main Street Association cordially invite you to join them for a Halloween Party. Enjoy music by Mad Pursuit, cocktails, beer by Oyster Bay Brewing Company, and hors d’oeuvres.

    Tickets: $125 per person including a seated buffet banquet at 7 p.m. or $75 per person for the after-party only, from 9 p.m. to midnight

    Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay

    Dress code: Costumes welcomed! (prizes for best costumes)

    Please call 516-922-6982 for reservations or more information