Located along the Washington Spy Trail, in America’s birthplace of espionage, Setauket, Long Island, New York, the Brewster House was home to Joseph Brewster, cousin of Caleb Brewster, member of the Culper Spy Ring. The Culper Spy Ring, a spy network that transported messages about British troop movements, aided General George Washington in winning the Revolutionary War.
Your students will take a journey back in time to the American Revolution. At the time, the Brewster House was a tavern and a site for entertainment of the British troops stationed in the area. Participants make their way through the many rooms of the 300 year old dwelling seeking dozens of artifacts and clues; perform in a theatrical role play to debate the American Revolution from the perspective of Patriots and Loyalists; use maps to discover spy routes through New York and Connecticut, and decode secret Culper Spy messages using invisible ink.
“We did a tavern debate where we played Loyalists or Patriots. My part was as a Loyalist. I am still a Loyalist but now I understand the other side.” 5th Grade Student, Sachem School
Duration: 1.5 hr
Minimum Program Fee: $105
Per Student Fee: 8
Teacher Fee: FREE
Chaperone Fee: 5
Location: Brewster House
Address: 16 Runs Rd, East Setauket, NY 11733