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Historic Richmond Town

Address: 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone Number: (718) 351-1611
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Ranked #16 of 22 Attractions in Staten Island
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries.

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English first
Staten Island, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being a native Staten Islander Richmond Town has always been the place to go and discover the history of Staten Island and the families that settled here whose descendants may still reside here. Great school trip and learning experience for our young people.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The houses are falling apart, Grounds are in very bad shape. Time to get the management removed from the place and get new people into the place. Management not doing a damn thing to save the historic houses.

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Having lived on Staten Island most of my life, Richmondtown was a frequent destination. It is a collection of as many historic houses as they can save brought together at the original courthouse. For me, the biggest draw here is the Voorleezer's House. This is the oldest schoolhouse in the United States and it is sitting exactly where it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lots of historic homes and original artifacts. There are a couple of museums and a school as well. Also great that employees dress in clothing from the home's or museum's era. Very educational. Great to bring kids.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very small site, seasonal and absolutely nothing to do. You can go into your neighborhood wooded aera and see more. It took over a hour by car from the Verranzzo Narrows Bridge to get there. There are a few ducks and a small lovely church there. By no means do not go, wait for the Outlets at St. George to... More 

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice for families that like the outdoors and a little history. A real throw back in time. Bring a picnic basket and have some peaceful time with your family.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a fun day with friends... Loved this years Flying Dogs and Flagship beer truck. Happy to support Historic Richmond Town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Maybe go in 5 years once they have done a bit more work. Not a lot to see and some access across busy roads is difficult. Couple of women wandering around in period clothes but didn't appear to be part of the exhibit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's free and that by itself makes it worth the effort. There is a small quaint museum and many restored building to visit and look at. It is a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. It is also the site of the Richmond County Fair every year as well as some other events. The staff are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The advertising done to lure tourists to Historic Richmond Town is a shameful misrepresentation. I feel for anyone who takes public transportation to this disappointing "attraction." Once called "The next Williamsburg" Historic Richmond Town has changed little in five decades. Simply a collection of very old, worn out buildings.

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