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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.
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!
The 1738 home brings to life the 18th and 19th centuries and is home to George Washington's intelligence operative, Robert Townsend
Experience George Washington's Presidential route and the tales of history and intrigue along the North Shore
See where British soldiers were once entertained and unbeknownst to them spied on
Take a tour of this still operating mill that once served as the center of community life in the 1700s
Head down to the South Shore to see where General George Washington stayed while visiting Long Island
Three exhibition buildings include an art museum, carriage house, Blacksmith shop and school house