Hall reveals life from the American Revolution in the 1770's,
through Oyster Bay's affluent Victorian period in the 1870's,
and the beginning of the Gold Coast.
by prominent community member, Samuel Townsend, the house
was home to a total of three generations of this family. It
is famous for housing the Queens Rangers, a Loyalist regiment
commanded by Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe, during the Revolution.
to the historic period room displays are stories of family
haunts and the intrigue of General Washington's Culper Spy
Ring. In fact, it was Robert Townsend (Culper Jr.) who gathered
information leading to the capture of Major Andre and thwarted
Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point to the British.
Museum is open to individuals and families, with special Programs
and Workshops available that get children and parents involved
in history and the arts. Special events and other activities
are offered throughout the year, making Raynham Hall a great
way to keep the family together, doing and learning.
the Raynham Hall Official Website