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 Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. 

 Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Marbleized Paper Making Workshop

    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Marbleized Paper Making Workshop

    Create paper in the Florentine style of marbleizing that goes back to the 16th century.  Wine and cheese served. Bring friends and family ages 13+ to create note cards, book covers, bookmarks etc. Space is limited, Fee: $30 per person.