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Historic Richmond Town

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As Staten Island's largest and oldest cultural institution, Historic Richmond Town possesses some of the most celebrated and storied historical items of American history. There are more than 130,000 artifacts, photographs, and archival collections...more
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441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306-1125
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We clearly visited Historic Richmondtown at the wrong time of year. The place was deserted except for a family having a child’s birthday party. We joined the guided tour of nine people in total, and while it started off with much promise, our guide took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jscindc
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is worth making the hour long trip (if you time the ferry right) from NYC. 100 acres of pleasant townscape which has within its boundaries 20+ houses that date back to 1640. Some stand where they were built whereas others have been rescued from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Historic Richmond Town is a living museum. Wish there was better access for people to visit. Not much public transportation, by so much to offer.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I went to Richmondtown on several occasions, one being the pumpkin picking hayride which the kids fully enjoyed as well as the adults...There were many tables on that day filled, with homemade cakes and pies, toys and games and trinkets to buyfor the fall season....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

My family and I look forward to going to Richmond Town, especially when they have “Summer Eats” every Thursday! We love going to Richmond Town especially with the Egger’s outdoor area. Richmond Town also offers a bunch of other events and activities throughout the year!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I went to Richmond town to have ice cream they opened up eggers ice cream parlor over the summer they have a area with tables and benches where you can sit and have ice cream or ice coffee or cappuccinos The have a stand with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Richmondtown held a wonderful outdoor concert tonight. Karla’s Trapp performed two sets to the delight of the audience. It was a pleasant evening with BBQ, beer and ice cream available for purchase. They are doing fund raising to repair the Guyon Tavern.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ken B, Executive Directror (interim) at Historic Richmond Town, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

The Tavern Terrace concert series is a core component of Summer Nights at Historic Richmond Town and we are so pleased you had a delightful time at the Karlus Trapp performance while helping us raise critical funds to repair the Guyon Tavern in time for...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My daughter was coming with her school.She liked so much this trip.It was a great day and interesting place.She was taking about that place so much and she wants to come back with me.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

What an amazing time. I was introduced by a colleague 5 years ago and was hooked. Historic Richmond Town is full of culture from the past and a touch of class from modern days. See you next year!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We range in ages from 19-82 and stopped by to visit ... spent 3 hours there! Gorgeous buildings. Impressively preserved and restored properties. Knowledgeable staff. We all enjoyed it. Amazing that this area is still around and has not been torn down.

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 11, 2016|
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I think it means they don't have tours those days and the visitor's center and museum is not open. The grounds would be open because it is just out in the open on a regular street/neighborhood, you could walk through it. You... More
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Staten Island+Historic Richmond Town (7 Replies)
Hi more questions sorry! Has anyone been to Historic Richmond Town in december? Is it worth the trip? I noticed they are holding a candle lit tour when we are in NYC and it sounds wonderful but in my experience these things can be a bit over rated by their own websites! Any comments welcomed- also where do you catch the island ferry from, is it expensive and does it stop quite early?
January 31, 2006|
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Can't comment, haven't been, but are you referring to the Staten Island Ferry, because if so, it is free, it runs 24/7, and you catch if at South Ferry, the most direct route is the #1 downtown local train (be in one of the first 5 cars for this stop).