William Jayne “Big Bill the Tory” returns to Sherwood-Jayne House for Culper Spy Day 2023. Stop by and learn the other side of the story about George Washington’s band of spies!

The property opens at 10:00 AM. The first guided tour begins at 10:30 AM. Tours continue every half hour with the final tour at 3:00 PM. Free self-guided grounds tours all day.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Where: Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, Setauket
Tickets: $5 General Admission / FREE for Members & Children under 9

Register for Culper Spy Day Tour with Big Bill

Preservation Long Island and the Long Island Museum have teamed up to host an authentic 19th-century ballgame with the New York Mutual Base Ball Club!

When: Saturday. September 16, 2023, 12 PM to 4 PM (Rain date: September 17)
Where: Sherwood-Jayne Farm 55 Old Post Road, East, Setauket, NY 11733 (Limited onsite free parking)
Cost: FREE admission (food and beverages available for purchase). Get tickets online or at entrance.

Join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family featuring:

Reserve Your Free Baseball on the Farm Tickets

New Video Blog Post

Nicholas Vega, a 2023 Gardiner Young Scholar and Preservation Long Island Summer Collections and Curatorial intern, shares his research on the provocative seventeenth-century portrait of Elizabeth Tailer Nelson (1667–1734), the mother-in-law of Henry Lloyd of Queens Village. Click the image above to view the video or click HERE to read the blog post.
Historic Houses Open for Seasonal Tours 
Admission is always FREE for Members!
Images: (left to right) Joseph Lloyd Manor, Custom House, Sherwood-Jayne Farm

All three Preservation Long Island-owned historic properties in Lloyd Harbor, Setauket

and Sag Harbor are open for the season!

Regularly scheduled self-guided and guided tours are free for Preservation Long Island Members and Museums for All eligible visitors; $5-$10 for General Admission tickets.

Advance tour reservations and tickets are available through our online booking system!

Book a Tour Here

Cold Spring Harbor Exhibition Gallery Open
Current Exhibition
Featuring art and objects from the collections of Preservation Long Island, the Huntington Historical Society, and the Whaling Museum & Education Center, Blanket Statements: Long Island’s Early Weaving Industry, explores the rise of the regional textile industry and its interwoven connections between people, materials, technology, and labor—both enslaved and free—across an ocean and generations.————

Exhibition Hours: Thursdays–Sundays, 11 AM to 4 PM
Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery
161 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
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