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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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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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History at its best

If your looking for some history in Staten Island I suggest visiting Historic Richmondtown. Bring your children or spend the afternoon you will learn a lot and leave knowing more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LISA T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Wednesday to pick my sister up from her place of work. There was no where to stop. I ended up going around the one way system many times. This obviously added to traffic as I was not in a hurry. I could see lovely places to gave a cheeky coffee, but unable to get to them.

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Thank Richard H
Staten Island, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Richmondtown is run down and falling apart. Any fairs and festavils they have are terrible. They need to first clean it up (garbage all over the place--broke sidewalks--poorly lite. They show run some kind of programs for teens there. Teenagers have no where to go. Richmond town is a hot spot for Pokemon And I never seen so many young... More 

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brooklyn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in Staten island. So I drove around the neighborhood to see it but it wasn't something special for kids. To spend there time there

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Thank marty344
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for some history in Staten Island I suggest visiting Historic Richmondtown. Bring your children or spend the afternoon you will learn a lot and leave knowing more. The tour is the best bet as you can get all the facts and see all the sites of the old Richmondtown , where many movies use these locations for... More 

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Thank LISA T
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 14, 2016

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 July 1, 2016 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 June 28, 2016

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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Thank Ellen B
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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Thank Jane K
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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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