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Hidden Treasure

My sister and I visited Raynham Hall not knowing what to expect. Well it was a delight! Our guide... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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History in Oyster Bay

A docent in period dress took us on a comprehensive tour of Raynham Hall Museum. I enjoyed seeing... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Long Beach, NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was at Raynham Hall Museum last year? Asked a question;"Did the Underground Railroad which was organized by Harriet Tubman saving hundreds of SLAVES from leading an life in poverty. The Museum Employee was impressed with my question. I think the home was owed by the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John V
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

My sister and I visited Raynham Hall not knowing what to expect. Well it was a delight! Our guide, Audrey, was tremendous. She regaled us with stories of the Washington spy network, life in the 1700s, life in the Victorian era, and Revolutionary history. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A docent in period dress took us on a comprehensive tour of Raynham Hall Museum. I enjoyed seeing the interior of this home and learning about its history. In good weather, take a few minutes to sit in the small garden overlooking Raynham Hall....think about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fran727
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent friendly guide explained the house and it's history to me. It's a good place to get a feel for how the 18th and 19th centuries worked in Long Island. There's not much about the war of independence however. Regrettably much of the furniture etc...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Guided tour was given by a woman that was terribly confused & let people wander wherever they wanted. Furniture was not from the homes owners. Total waste of.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lawrence2742
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Watch the TV program 'Turn" for background information if you are not knowledgeable about revolutionary war history. This is the home of a patriot spy in Oyster Bay and the Townsend family..We went recently on a very cold day so I would advise to go...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gaha1
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This Revolutionary period house is an intimate museum with excellent guides. Although many of the furnished rooms are Victorian period, there are exhibits that date back to Loyalist Revolutionary Oyster Bay. The museum is much bigger than it seems from the street so prepare to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NewYorkHildreth
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This old colonial home in Oyster Bay is rich in Revolutionary War history and is reputed to be the place where the first Valentine's Day poem was written in the United States. There are ties to the Washington Spy Ring featured in the recent AMC...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

There are some places that tell such a powerful tale of historical events that have truly shaped the world as we know it. Raynham Hall gives us a glimpse into one of the most important chapters resulting in the successful birth of the United States...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank dajome68
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This little house in the middle of Oyster Bay has a wealth of history. It was owned by the Townsend family, and was also used as headquarters for the British during the Revolutionary war.Robert Townsend was a spy for George Washington Culper Ring of Spies.It's...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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