1776AR: Revolutionary War Augmented Reality Tour



Journey back in time to Revolutionary War-era Oysterponds, a challenging time of divided loyalties, hardships, and triumphs.



New augmented reality technology allows visitors to use their cell phones to tap into the 1776AR app and bring history to life!



Upon downloading the app, embark on a fascinating 30-minute augmented reality tour of the OHS campus guided by key Revolutionary War-era community figures. You’ll see and hear from the following:


>>  Teacher, storekeeper, innkeeper, and diarist Augustus Griffin.


>>  Merchant, husband, father of nine, innkeeper, and owner of the Webb House, Orange Webb.


>>  Supporter of the patriot cause James Griffing, who escaped being captured by British soldiers by jumping out of his 2nd floor window.


>>  Two courageous Oysterponds women, Mrs. Deborah Townsend and Mrs. Corwin, who fought back against the occupying British soldiers, valiantly protecting family and property.



We recommend that–prior to arriving at OHS–you download the free 1776AR app to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. You can find the 1776AR app in the Apple App Store for iPhone or the Google Play Store for Android.


Or you can also scan the QR code below to go directly to the 1776AR app pages.



After downloading the app, step foot onto the OHS campus in Orient, open the app, follow the directions to the six inscribed markers, scan each marker with your phone,  and engrossing local history will come to life! (Though they are not required, we recommend the use of headphones or earbuds for an optimal experience.)


Even when the Oysterponds Historical Society is closed, visitors can still access the program and take the tour.


Oysterponds Historical Society’s Revolutionary War augmented reality program was made possible by a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.


Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) is one of more than a dozen Long Island museums and historical societies now offering visitors the free 1776AR app to create immersive learning experiences through the use of augmented reality.


Each app has been developed in conjunction with historians at participating institutions and highlights little-known stories tied to one of three historical themes: the American Revolution, the African American experience, and Theodore Roosevelt. The museum apps are part of the Long Island “Digital Tapestry” initiative, developed by the technology company 360XR and funded by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.


Besides OHS, the participating institutions are:


Raynham Hall
30 West Main Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771


Three Village Historical Society
93 North Country Road, Setauket NY 11733


Shelter Island Historical Society
16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island NY 11964


Smithtown Historical Society
239 E. Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787


Ketcham Inn
81 Main Street, Center Moriches NY 11934


Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232


East Hampton Historical Society
151 Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937


Oyster Bay Railroad Museum
1 Railroad Ave., Oyster Bay NY 11771


Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay NY 11771


Meadow Croft Estate
299 Middle Road, Sayville NY 11782


Montauk Historical Society
2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954





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