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“a trip back in time”

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
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$99.00*
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$90.00*
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Private Historic Tour of North Shore Staten Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of gardens, museums, theaters, educational opportunities, and seasonal festivals. Snug Harbor's historic grounds and Greek Revival buildings house arts organizations with the area's most vibrant and intriguing activities, providing numerous ways for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore. The richness of this captivating environment truly makes Snug Harbor the heart of Staten Island's social life and a must-see destination in the region. Entrance to Snug Harbor's campus is free. Entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Chinese Scholar's Garden is $5. The Snug Harbor grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm. Check our Facebook page for current happenings and upcoming events!
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Since my grandfather was once a board member of Sailor's Snug Harbor, I had to visit! This icon of early New York social services, now being renovated bit by bit into community and arts centers and museum space, remains with its four or five classic marble-columned buildings facing New York harbor. In two visits now, I've seen an exhibit of how the retired sailors lived here (not a bad life at all), an exquisite exhibit of sailing and busy harbor life, and a wonderful garden with a variety of aspects to investigate. Free parking, and close to the free Staten Island Ferry. I hope they find the ongoing funding they need.

Thank jenfren
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

With the new CEO taking over, the grounds are being cared for, bloom beautifully and are a great day out, walking around, exploring the different buildings and exhibits.

Thank littlerab9
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Reviewed November 3, 2010

Grounds are not well kept and the administration is downright RUDE!!!! You're better off having your day at a city dump

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Reviewed January 18, 2010

I bought it was good but if you've seen it multiple times it gets boring

Thank 12,345,678,987,654,321
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Reviewed August 4, 2008

Sailor's Snug Harbor started out as a resting home for sailors around the turn of the century, but, when the resting home moved to N.C., it quickly became a meacon of art and all things cultural for not just Staten Island, but, NYC.

Snug Harbor is now part of the Smithsonian. It boasts a Botanical Garden, a Chinese Scholar's Garden, several galleries, and theaters, a Children's Museum, and also a taste of history as you'll find upon exploring the original buildings from the turn of the Century.

Snug Harbor also has played home to many concert's from the Philharmonic to this years inagural "Rock The Harbor" .

Don't take my word for it, come explore for yourself.

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