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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone Number: 718-448-2500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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164 reviews 164 reviews
109 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center is a must see in Staten Island. It's loated close to the Staten Island Ferry and upon entering the grounds you don't feel that you are in New York City any longer. The beautifully landscaped grounds occupies your mind while you walk from one exhibit to the next. The works of art on dispaly is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Many things to do and see! You can stroll around on the grounds and take in all the beauty, or go into the many buildings and see the numerous exhibits. The Chinese Garden and the 9-11 Exhibit were awesome!

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