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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone Number: 718-448-2500
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A magical place

From the enchanting Chinese Scholars Garden to the Children's Museum to the Victorian era architecture, to the maze, concerts and classes, Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

From the enchanting Chinese Scholars Garden to the Children's Museum to the Victorian era architecture, to the maze, concerts and classes, Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a world unto itself. It can be enjoyed by old and young alike, and there is beauty everywhere you look. There is a nominal cost for some of the experiences, but many are free... More 

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Staten Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Large area filled with many old building and gardens for exploring. You can spend the day here and not see all it has to offer. They have museums, concerts, art exhibits and much more. Bring a lunch and have a picture in one of its many outdoor gardens.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My out-of-town visitor said he had never been to Staten Island and I suggested we take the free ferry over, a true NYC experience. I wanted to see if there was anything near the terminal we could do, instead of just turning right around and coming back to Manhattan. I found, on TA, a few notes about the Chinese Scholar's... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island has been in existence for a number of years, but still has not come to the point where it should be in my opinion. The Botanical Gardens, while it is a lovely stroll and free addmission are maintained, but could be nicer. The day we visited they were advertised to be open... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Snug harbor is a collection of victorian era building build to house retired merchant seamen. They no longer perform that function but have been turned into a center for concerts, museums and function facilities of all description. It is a surprisingly serene atmosphere once you go thru the entrance gate. They have beautiful gardens and just wandering around to see... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It's so sad that this 40 oops I meant 20 years old young lady didn't even know about this beautiful cultural center just a ferry ride away. Staten Island doesn't get its due credit with their cool and interesting sites they have to offer. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center truly is a cultural center with several museums and gardens. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is an undiscovered wonder. A must see for any architectural enthusiast. The staff are welcoming and informed about what they are protecting. There is a formal Japanese garden that is a quiet lovely place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Go before you can't.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When my girls were younger I used to visit here for the children's museum, to picnic on the grounds or just go to feed the ducks in the pond. I took a walk with my spouse the other day to areas I had not traveled before like the healing garden. It is amazing how large, serene and beautiful the plants... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Absolutely beautiful grounds. I take a lot of photos and this is one of my favorite spots to go in Staten Island. Very calming, peaceful and serene place to just relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The grounds are rather large and very pretty and well worth the walk from the Staten Island Ferry. The walk took about 20 minutes but it would be just as east to get a bus there if necessary. In the summer there are often events for families.

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