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Historic Site Tour: The Culper Spy Ring in Setauket, Long Island
July 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm$65.00 – $75.00
Join us for an intriguing trip to view the Culper Spy Ring sites on the other side of “The Devil’s Belt!” Park your car in Bridgeport and meet at the ferry to walk on as a group. Listen to a few stories of Caleb Brewster and the spy ring on your journey. In Port Jefferson, NY, a coach bus brings the group to Three Villages Historical Society, where Museum Guides introduce their “SPIES!” exhibition. Lunch will be on your own in Port Jefferson, where many options are available. In the afternoon, visit historic sites around Setauket relating to the Culper Spy Ring, including the Saint Georges Manor Cemetery, the site of Austin Roe’s Tavern and the Setauket Presbyterian Church Graveyard. Visitors can enjoy the evening with more shopping and dining in Port Jeff, boarding the ferry at their leisure.
1) Cost includes ferry, coach bus and tours.
2) Participants should plan to park on their own and meet at the Bridgeport Steamboat Company, 330 Water Street dock, Bridgeport, CT no later than 8:15am to board the 8:30am ferry.
3) For parking information, please call 1-888-4FERRY or go online:
4) Participants can park at the Transit Garage @ Harbor Yard, 700 Main Street and a shuttle will bring people to the ferry at 7:50am and 8am.
5) Participants are responsible for boarding the ferry for the return trip. The ferry leaves from Port Jefferson at: 4:30pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm and 8:45pm.
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About the Three Villages Historical Society SPIES Exhibition:
This interactive exhibit presents the little-known Culper Spy Ring that was active during the American Revolution from 1778 to 1781. George Washington suffered heavy losses at the beginning of the war for independence from the British. He soon realized that credible information about British troop movements was vital in preparing a successful campaign. After the capture of Nathan Hale, Washington asked Major Benjamin Tallmadge, his Chief of Intelligence, to organize a spy ring, now known as the Culper Spy Ring.