Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay

4.5
Specialty Museum · Museum
Raynham Hall is in Oyster Bay, New York. Home of the Townsend family, one of the founding families of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, New York, and a member of George Washington's Culper Ring of spies, the house was renamed Raynham Hall (seat of the Marquesses Townshend) after the Townsend seat in Norfolk, England, in 1850 by a grandson of the original owner. The house is now owned by the Town of Oyster Bay and operated as a public museum by the Friends of Raynham Hall Museum, Inc. Raynham Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Town of Oyster Bay Landmark, and is a featured site on the Oyster Bay History Walk audio walking tour. It is located at 20 West Main Street, right in the heart of Oyster Bay.
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  • The Home is very interesting, as is the story of its owner (Robert Townsend, REvolutionary Spymaster). The staff is very knowledgable, and as a bonus,Oyster Bay is a quaint town to walk around  more »
  • We had a very pleasant visit to Raynham Hall. It was my interest in the Culper Spy Ring that brought me here and I was not disappointed. We were fortunate to have Joanne Perotta as our Docent and she....  more »
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  • Our guide was informative, funny, and personal so we learned a lot! There was a lot of history on display- including what we were told was the first documented Valentine in New York!
  • Fantastic visit! They have a lot of great history on display, and Claire was amazing.

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