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Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1125
+1 718-351-1611
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Lots of fun during festivals

The better time to visit is spring , summer and fall. Lots of activities, Walking and site seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albina1
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New York
Turn back time

A stroll through history is what you’ll find. Amazing things happen during the main season however... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Damian A
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Freehold, New Jersey
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As Staten Island's largest and oldest cultural institution, Historic Richmond Town possesses some of the most celebrated and storied historical items of American history. There are more than 130,000 artifacts, photographs, and archival collections dating back to the 17th century. The total number of individual objects or bits and pieces of history in our care is close to a million! At the center of our collections are original historic structures dating back as far as the 1660s. There is no other place like it in New York City. While many museums use structures to showcase their artifacts, our structures are among our most significant artifacts. This provides an authentic platform to share the stories of individuals - ordinary people who've built an extraordinary country.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1125
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+1 718-351-1611
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"pumpkin picking"
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"general store"
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"history lesson"
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"colonial times"
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"labor day weekend"
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"oldest schoolhouse"
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"good old days"
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"cook offs"
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"early settlers"
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"class trips"
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"guided tour"
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"very special place"
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"nice museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The better time to visit is spring , summer and fall. Lots of activities, Walking and site seeing. The area had really improved a lot. New infrastructures in place, paving. Very old area one of the oldest in NYC in fact. Preserved by the city...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

A stroll through history is what you’ll find. Amazing things happen during the main season however, just pop in anytime and be amazed by the architecture and be transported back in time.

Thank Damian A
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you are into history, this is an excellent place to visit to learn the early history of Staten Island. The historic district continues to be under renovation to restore the buildings to as original condition as possible. There is an old courthouse, homes and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit especially when there are holiday events with music, rides, entertainment & more! My recorder group performs here twice/year & I live very close by. My family & I enjoyed going Labor Day weekend. It’s a great place for...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Their are many activities and things to do. I normally call and ask also their is a tavern you should visit but call first.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Travelled from times Square for a tour at 3 as stated on website there are two tours a day,when arrived were told no tour was at 3 due to some girl not showing up for work so there was nothing we could do about that...More

Thank 187leanne
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Ken B, Executive Director (interim) at Historic Richmond Town, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Although we are glad you found the tour you were able to attend interesting, we regret the overall experience you encountered. It seems the staff did their best to work around the staffing situation you encountered, and we have used your case as an exemplar...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

They have old buildings dating back to Colonial times in Richmond Town. There is a structure said to be the oldest one room school house in the nation. There are a variety of stores and buildings to observe and learn about.

Thank Peter F
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Ken B, Executive Director (interim) at Historic Richmond Town, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Our historical interpreters are eager to welcome you back the next time you are ready to time travel!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Historic Richmond Town reminds me of a smaller Williamsburg, VA. The price is reasonable and the area is easily accessible by bus. The employees are dressed in the time period. I enjoyed learning the history of Staten Island.

Thank Judy V
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Ken B, Executive Director (interim) at Historic Richmond Town, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Staten Island history and NYC history are inextricably intertwined, and we are glad you visited and enjoyed your experience!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There is always something happening in Richmondtown. Whether the fairs, or cook offs, or Holidays. Fun place to visit, with a history lesson. My favorite is Christmas in Richmondtown. Great for Adults and children of all ages.

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Ken B, Executive Director (interim) at Historic Richmond Town, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

I second that! If you have the chance, join us for lunch at the M Bennett Cafe or spend a wintry Saturday night in our tavern... Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We came here on a whim on a sunny weekend, and were extremely lucky to get on a tour which just started. It was great to observe historical buildings, full of period artifacts, and hear a lecture on local history from a retired history professor....More

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I think it means they don't have tours those days and the visitor's center and museum is not open. The grounds would be open because it is just out in the open on a regular street/neighborhood, you could walk through it. You... More
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