The remarkable true story of General George Washington’s Setauket Spy Ring has come to life in books, exhibits and even in the television series TURN. Now Long Islanders, and people from around the globe can discover and relive history for themselves in an ingenious new outdoor adventure which will take nature enthusiasts, athletes and history lovers to a whole new level.
Local historian Margo Arceri, a Strong’s Neck resident who has spent years researching the Culper Spy Ring and its effects on the American Revolutionary War on Long Island, will act as guide on this tour. The biking tour is a fifteen mile trek taking participants to visit the Strong Family cemetery, the creek at Conscience Bay, the Setauket Village Green, Patriot’s Rock, the c. 1750 Tyler-Jayne Tavern, the 1729 Caroline Church of Brookhaven, and one of the oldest surviving structures in Setauket, the c 1695 Timothy Smith House. Several 19th century homes, churches and other structures will be seen as well, including the 1812 Setauket Presbyterian Church and the c 1825 General John Roe Satterly House.
The biking tour is $25 per person. Pre-registration is required. Tour can accommodate up to 20 people. Tour length: approximately three hours. Tour starts at the Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Rd, Setauket, NY 11733.