Walk Through History with Farmer & Spy Abraham Woodhull
2013 WALKING TOURS - Look here and on www.TVHS.org
Sunday, April 14
Sunday, May 26
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, July 28
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, October 26
Sunday, November 10
All tours start at 2:00 PM from the Caroline Church parking lot at the Carriage Shed along Dyke Road at the Setauket Village Green.
The cost of the program is $5 per person. Additional tours can be scheduled by contacting the Three Village Historical Society at 751-3730.
All program fees are for the benefit of the Three Village Historical Society
In this living history walk you will meet farmer and Revolutionary War Spy Chief Abraham Woodhull, portrayed by historian Beverly Tyler, who leads tour-goers on a walk through the nature sanctuary that was once Woodhull’s farm.
Tour-goers are introduced to the woods, fields, ponds and bays that tell the story of Long Island’s colonization and settlement preceding the Revolution and the creation of the new nation.
After visiting sites that include the Woodhull homestead on Little Bay, The Frank Melville Memorial Park and Sanctuary, Little Bay, the high and low marsh at Conscience Bay, Setauket Grist Mill, Patriot’s Rock, and the Setauket Village Green, Setauket Presbyterian Church graveyard and the Caroline Church of Brookhaven, tour-goers will learn how Benjamin Tallmadge, head of General Washington’s Secret Service, set up an undercover message system.
Tours conducted for youth, families and adults are arranged by calling the Three Village Historical Society at 631-751-3730. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may contact historian Beverly Tyler directly at 631-928-9534. E-mail: BevTyler@aol.com.
NOTES: Long Island was under British control during the Revolutionary War. Patriots operating under spy chief Abraham Woodhull spied on British troops and carried vital information to General Washington.
For more images of this tour, see Woodhull Field Trip on the above menu.
Available Book Sources:
Discover Setauket, Brookhaven’s Original Settlement.
Walk Through History, A Guided Walking Tour of Brookhaven’s Original Settlement in Setauket.