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Address: 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone Number: (718) 351-1611
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Description: This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late...
This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries.
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A glimpse of life over a century ago.

Interesting old houses, costumed interpreters, great Tavern Concerts, Old Home Day and other activities. Loved the candlelight Christmas Tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Giuseppe P
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Staten Island, New York
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New York City, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. He was a retired fire fighter and almost became a teacher, but figured out quickly he wasn't cut out to be a teacher. He was cut out to be a tour guide in a historic area. I had never been to Staten Island or Historic Richmond Town, and it was interesting to... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The idea is good - execution terrible. This is along way from being a "finished" offering. I don't mind a work in progress but this collection of buildings is an idea looking for a coherent vision and presentation. Bit of a dump at the moment. Wouldn't bother going.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Walking through the buildings of this historic town you feel like you're walking back in time before there was Electric cooking from the stove, Automobiles.. The original courthouse of Staten Island is located here.. It really makes you wonder what it was really like to live over a century and a half ago..

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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting old houses, costumed interpreters, great Tavern Concerts, Old Home Day and other activities. Loved the candlelight Christmas Tour.

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Staten Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is very interesting historical site, but require more money investment to keep it in proper shape.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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