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Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1611
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Ranked #17 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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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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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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47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Piscataway, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Historic Richmond Town is a collection of mostly 18th century buidings, most of which were moved there from other Staten Isl. areas. The visitor center has rest rooms, a video describing the site, and a small gift shop. Since most the buildings are not open, the very large site resembles a ghost town. Some reviewers complained of not enough to... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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