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Historic Richmond Town

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Address: 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1125
Phone Number: (718) 351-1611
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Historic Village offering many events

As a Staten Islander, most have visited several times. I was first introduced on a school trip. Have been here several times over the years, always enjoyable especially when the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step back in time and learn about life in early America, I have seen reenactments, ate pancakes cooked on a fireplace stove, hand dipped a wick into liquid wax to make candles!! Very special place, check calendars for events.

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staten island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richmond Town is a restored colonial town . They have people dressed to the time of the past . Your kids will get an education when you visit this place . The people will explain how things were made back then, such as quilts and clothing . They also have an old ice-cream store where you can have lunch. The... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot smaller than I expected. Not a lot to see. Check the hours and days open before you go. I was disappointed in the place. The displays lack explanation. The printed material is too small print to read easily. And a long drive from the ferry terminal. Sure glad I took a taxi ! A bus would have been... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restoration was never fully completed. The few buildings that are there are quite interesting. They have been trying to restore this for the past 40 years.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a bit of deive with bad gps signal so by the time we were there we were rather crancky. The live action carpenter was interesting. The museums were too small... also the electrical panels on many display really is in need of maintance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Richmond Town is a very nice outing, especially when they put on their events. Period re-enactments, complete with staff in costume.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I'm a big fan of historic houses and preservation, and truly appreciate all of the work that goes into renovating this area and making such a place in NYC! Fun to see during special events when people are dressed in period clothing and demonstrating simple crafts and cooking. Great place to take photos or have a picnic!

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

As a Staten Islander, most have visited several times. I was first introduced on a school trip. Have been here several times over the years, always enjoyable especially when the weather is good. You must check out their site as they offer several events including the Spring Fair, Uncorked (which has great reviews) Father's Day Focus Tour, Independence Day Celebration.... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

First time to the Tavern and for a concert! It was beautiful! No electricity, no running water and a wood burning stove for heat! (hint -- use restrooms in Richmondtown at before the concert!) They do sell some beverages, the monies going to Richmondtown (as well as the ticket fees. 2nd hint: buy tickets in advance, tavern is small and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Great little place to go for a history lesson about America in the 1800's they have people dressed in clothes from that time and they have a country fair for labor day week and pumpkin picking in October and a Christmas tree lighting in December and about 10 old house that you can walk through with people making food and... More 

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