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Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1611
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Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Staten Island
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: NEW YORK CITY'S HISTORIC VILLAGE Historic Richmond Town is New York City's historic village and museum complex. Visitors can explore the diversity of... more »
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Stafford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This attraction was advertised in our New York Pass, and was really not worth the time taken to get to it and see it. The site looked desolate. The volunteer café was not yet open for the season (this is late June). There were only 2 other family groups there. We had a short tour with a pleasant gentleman, but... More

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Staten Island, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Touring the site of Historic Richmond Town is a history lesson with visuals. However Historic Richmondtown is much more - it plans special events to draw many to the site to experience what it has to offer. BBQ Contest, Chili Cook Off, Uncorked, Carnival and much more is planned each year on the ground of this wonderful SI treasure

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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Historic richmondtown should be called empty Richmond town. If you want to see how it's done go to historic Williamsburg (virginia) we have the basics of building a great attraction but as it stands there's nothing to see or do. You can't even get a cup of coffee or a snack. If some one wanted to donate several tens of... More

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took the subway to the Staten Island Ferry, enjoyed the ride, then boarded a bus to RIchmond. Little did we know the bus was winding around cow paths and dozens of stops to Richmond. So that was a boring hour with little to see. Richmond is a collection of houses and shops moved from around the island to this... More

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New York City, New York
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560 reviews 560 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,306 helpful votes 1,306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I went to meet friends on Statin Island and was a little early. I walked the streets of this historic area. It's always a good experience to see something you are not familiar with. I think yon would enjoy taking the ferry (free),and having a stroll around Staten Island.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A few small historic buildings. No coffee shops, nothing. About 8 people midday on a holiday weekend. An old video on an old tv in the small welcome center. The museum store was about a 5x5 with some cheap stuff. We saw signs that an $18 million renovation is coming soon to make the place more visitable. If you're very... More

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Fair Play, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went here a few times in the past and every time you learn something new. Take the tour of the buildings and life style during colonial times as it's well worth it!

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Staten Island, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When I moved to Staten Island, I saw the sign for Uncorked, but for the first two years, it occurred on days when I already had plans. I finally got to go last summer and I am dying for Uncorked 2014 to happen. It far exceeded my expectations! The wine was wonderful, the food spectacular and abundant! It is by... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 reviews 105 reviews
105 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

While the South has many heritage museums that display collections of historic buildings - there are some stunning ones in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas - the North has much fewer. Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island attempts to show the rural history of the island, & does so wonderfully. There are over 2 dozen buildings here, some... More

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Staten Island, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is truly the hub of all things historic on Staten Island. Likewise, they are a truly great setting for many year-around activities and special events, worth taking the entire family to, culminating in the September, Richmond County Fair!

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