The cost of the program is $15 per person. Additional tours can be scheduled by contacting the Three Village Historical Society at 631-751-3730. 

All program fees are for the benefit of the Three Village Historical Society

Walk Through Maritime History: Down the Ways the Wooden Ship Era

  • Saturday, April 13th

  • Sunday, September 8th

  • Saturday, October 26th

The walk is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours and will take tour-goers along Shore Road to Scott's Cove and return. The walking tour explores the Dyer’s Neck-East Setauket Historic Shipbuilding District where coast-wise and ocean-going ships were built and where these local families, lived, worked and died. You will see the carpenter shop where the construction planning took place and visit the area where completed ships wintered over and where the bones of these ships rest today.

As a special treat you will see the home where Benjamin Tallmadge, General Washington's intelligence chief was born as well as the location of the house where  Anna Smith Strong lived during the Revolutionary War and where she setup her clothesline code to let Culper Spy Ring chief Abraham Woodhull know where Caleb Brewster was hiding with his whaleboat to bring spy messages across Long Island Sound to General Washington.  

All tours begin at 2:00pm

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Maritime Tour

Walk Through History with Farmer & Spy Abraham Woodhull

  • Saturday, May 18th

  • Saturday, June 15th (In partnership with NYS Path Through History Weekend)

  • Sunday, July 14th

  • Sunday, August 18th

  • Saturday, October 13th (In partnership with NYS Path Through History Weekend)

  • Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day) 

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.

All tours begin at 2:00pm

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