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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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The Snug Harbor Children's Museum is great - it has hands-on activities and changing exhibits make it quite interesting.

Snug Harbor has lovely grounds: a small Botanical Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden, and the Children's Museum. It's lovely Spring, Summer and Autumn. Children will love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Giuseppe P
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Snug Harbor has lovely grounds: a small Botanical Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden, and the Children's Museum. It's lovely Spring, Summer and Autumn. Children will love the Grounds. There's also a lovely fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Snug Harbor encompases numerous historical buildings once used as retirement home for sailors. Within the grounds there are several interesting venues: The Noble Collection Museum, the Childrens Museum, Botanical Gardens, Galleries and workshops. In all the area is very serene.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Snug Harbor is the cultural center of Staten Island. Once you get off the ferry, it is a short bus ride away. The grounds was originally a retirement home for sailors. It now houses museums, a Chinese Scholar Garden, small botanical center. It is a serene relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. There is no fee to... More 

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Crosby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to Staten Island on the ferry from Manhattan and found this place. Lovely collection of 19th century building, once a sailors home but is now a cultural centre. It has museums and art galleries, workshops and a botanical garden. Even the surrounding streets look nice. I went in November so perhaps I did not see it at its best... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a collection of buildings that include museums, a theater and the botanical garden. You can walk from one to another very easily. Its a good place to go with the family, as it is beautiful and educational. The ferry is the best way to get there from out of Staten Island. Some are free and others have a... More 

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staten island, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

this is one of the fabulous places in NYC that even a lot of locals don't know about. History, Gardens, Art, grounds to stroll, concerts....Snug Harbor has so much to offer just a stone's throw from the ferry. I'm a local and hadn't been there in a long time. I'm glad to see the Scholars Garden is getting a refurbishing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Snug harbor is a nice day trip with greek revial buildings, chinese gardens,art lab,childrens museum Around halloween they have ghost tours ,it use to be a home for retired saliors so there is a lot of history behind the buildings, its free to enter and walk around but the art lab,museums have a few. Its a easy bus trip from... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

great outbuildings, but most closed to public. gardens need a lot of weeding and care. still nice to wander around during daylight hours. toilets are at a premium

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Close to ferry and NYC. Love to.be at snug. Best kids museum. Lovely grounds. Arbor trellis is amazing. historical and fun. Great for picnicking too. Have to make a concert there one day. Try to visit every year

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Spending a day at this park makes you feel as if you aren't in a borough of NYC at all. The grounds are beautiful, perfect for strolling around in on a summer day. When we went, the Chinese Garden was closed ( Monday), as were some other exhibits. However, we did go into the 9/11 exhibit, walked through the Secret... More 

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