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George Washington's Spy Trail

Long Island’s Culper Spy Ring 

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.

 

Upcoming Signature Event

Take part in the 5th Annual Culper Spy Day on Saturday, September 14th, 2019! Grab a complimentary map and travel along the Long Island Heritage Trail where you can tour historic sites, watch battle re-enactments and get involved in interactive activities!

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Spy Trail Sites

#DiscoverLongIsland Spy Ring

Travel Guide

Explore world-renowned beaches, historical lighthouses, culinary delights, premiere golf courses, Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions, and award-winning vineyards on Long Island – New York City’s Beachfront Backyard. Download a copy of the Travel Guide for inspiration and more information to plan your perfect getaway.

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