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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.

 

Event Information:

  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    Family Spy Workshop

    2:00 pmRaynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Family Spy Workshop

    Good spies have excellent puzzle-solving, observational and memorization skills. This workshop focuses on some of the fun ways you and your family can develop those skills.

    Tickets: $15 per spy

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