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.
The Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
7:30 pmOyster Bay, NY
On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. we will host a costumed parade through town! The parade will be led by ghost puppets designed by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. Everyone (including your costumed furry friends) is welcome to join the parade! Ghostly entertainment, music, food (from Coach Grill) & drink for purchase, and more!
Route: From Christ Church Rectory on East Main Street, north on White Street, south on South Street, west on Hamilton Avenue, south on Audrey Avenue, and through the passageway to the municipal parking lot next to Raynham Hall Museum.
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