l always felt like i as born a century too late. Just walking on the grounds brings back dreams of the past. The old buildings placed along the road are a sight to see.
We used to live about a quarter of a mile away. I would take walks through there quite often. Not as many people visit as before. Their budget does not allow them to restore and fix some of their buildings.
Throughout the year Historic Richmond Town sponsors some great events. The cocktail tasting stands out and one of the most fun. In addition, on a regular basis, music on original instruments is offered with drinks in a grog mug in a very cozy historic building with no electricity. The wood-burning stove and candlelight complete the evening! Great fun.
I have been to many historic towns with different activities, this one, because of the time of year maybe, was a little sleepy. There were in total about 10 people visiting and many of the different houses weren't open. The ones that were, held people dressed to the time period with interesting tales of what their lives would have been... More
I have been here many times...class trips with my children and for the many events they hold. Many of the houses hold much of the history of Staten Island.....I just loved the schoolhouse which is touted to be one of the oldest here in the states.
The Richmond County Fair will take place at historic Richmond Town at the end of this summer on August 31, September 1-2, 2013. The Fair has been revamped from the previous years with new attractions in addition to the old favorites. The Diaper Derby has been eliminated due to lack of participation even though clean sheets were provided for babies... More
I live in the area. It breaks my heart when I see people walking by Historic Richmondtown, maps in hand, and they've traveled from Manhattan to see this.They're across the street but don't even know they're "here". Years ago the site was much more interesting, now it almost looks abandoned. IF you're on Staten Island and have access to a... More
The trip on the Statten Island Ferry and Bus to Historic Richmond Town made this all one good day out and a real contrast to staring up at everything. The bus is easy to get from the ferry terminal and the driver will drop you of right outside. The journey takes you through lovely tree lined suburbs with houses in... More
I just took a walk through Richmond Town..as I do occasionally..is a pleasant place,tranquil. the buildings historic..the area serene..... however... I realize every time I visit..is a ghost town.. actually very few events take place there..I feel,especially in the warmer months the area could be used to really attract the attention..of tourists that come to visit...When there today , I... More
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