George Washington's Spy Trail

The Spy Ring is credited by General George Washington as being a leading factor in turning the tide of the American Revolution. Historic sites on Long Island take you back to the days of 1778 when Long Island was a hotbed of intrigue under British military occupation. A group of local patriots, determined to assist George Washington win the American Revolution, formed the Culper Spy Ring. These men and women risked their lives working undercover and helped General George Washington win the war. Visit the houses where secret messages were written in invisible ink and travel the Washington spy trail map. The AMC series TURN was based on actual events that took place on Long Island during the late 1700s.

Preservation Long Island’s Sherwood-Jayne Farm was the home of Loyalist William Jayne aka “Big Bill the Tory”. During the American Revolution, almost 30% of Long Islanders identified as Loyalists. William Jayne proudly represents this position and defends the noble intentions and virtuosities of King George III. Drop by the Sherwood-Jayne Farm on Culper Spy Day to hear the other side of the story about George Washington’s pesky band of renegade spies!

Spy Trail Sites

Sagtikos Manor

Built in 1697, and expanded in 1772 and 1902, the estate served as headquarters for the British Army on Long Island for a brief time during the Revolutionary War. President George Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in…

Stony Brook Village Center

To celebrate 80 years as a lifestyle shopping center featuring federalist style architecture, we will be playing music from the 1940's throughout the village where we have something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors of all kind visit to…

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