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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.

 Upcoming Events

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    Apr
    2018
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    Dec
    2018

    Crafts for Kids

    Every Sunday, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

    Sunday Crafts for Kids

    For families with children ages 3 and up. Families can drop-in any time from 2:00-4:30 on Sundays for our craft-making program. A variety of craft choices will be available. Free with museum admission.