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Historic Richmond Town

History Museum, Playground, and General Travel
Richmond Town, Staten Island
  • The experts at Time Out New York and Village Voice recommend this place
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    • Village Voice
  • Gerard
    "oldest schoolhouses in America."(2 Tips)
    Bill M.
    "Lots of parking."(2 Tips)
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  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 10, 2013
    The buildings and actors here portray the area through several eras, beginning with a 1690s Dutch house that shows what life was like for the region’s earliest settlers, and going through the 1860s.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    The preserved village plays host to costumed blacksmiths, shoemakers and tinsmiths as well as the Voorlezer’s House, the oldest wooden elementary schoolhouse still standing in America. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 13, 2013
    Find respite from modern distractions at this quaint, sleepy village. The time capsule of 30 restored structures from the 17th to early 20th centuries was initiated by Depression-era preservationists. Read more
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 22, 2011
    As festive tree-lighting alternative to Rockefeller Center, enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in historic Richmond Town with a night of lights, caroling and baked goods. Find out when on MetroFocus Read more
  • Adam S.
    Adam SherlipApril 24, 2013
    The Staten Island & Governors Island ferries are right next to each other, so from South Ferry, head to SI, and go on an adventure back in time to Historic Richmond Town. It's a trek well worth it.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CiprianoDecember 13, 2015
    The candlelit holiday tour is lovely. I've been here twice now and both times were a beautiful blast to living in the past...
  • Gerard
    GerardAugust 28, 2011
    This is a collection of colonial houses including the one of the oldest schoolhouses in America. Each year in September it's the Richmond County Fair with adorable pig races!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MeMarch 18, 2011
    Love it here. Hot tip. Lots of nook and crannies. Make sure you see everything. Look for special days and festivals. Lots of parking. Ask about the farm!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Get a taste of New York’s early history on a trip to Staten Island’s historic village. A free shuttle will pick you up in the parking lot and drop you off at Decker Farm! Powered by
  • Heather S.
    Heather S.August 26, 2010
    Great time and will definitely go back. Was told that the Bennett Cafe was open and it wasn't, so had to go and eat offsite, but will definitely go back!
  • Debbie L.
    Debbie LeeAugust 13, 2010
    I really enjoy visiting this historic town. The museum is interesting, the houses are amazingly restored and I'll be coming back again!
  • Visit Staten Island V.
    New York City's only historic village! Step into the past and explore 28 landmarked buildings.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 31, 2013
    Voorlezer's House - Oldest known surviving schoolhouse in America; owned by the Staten Island historical society
  • Christine :.
    Christine :)March 13, 2012
    Closed on Monday's & Tuesday's but open year round.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlairOctober 6, 2013
    This is where they shot a lot of scenes from season 3 of Boardwalk Empire
  • Helen W.
    Helen WhitehurstMay 16, 2012
    Stop by for the best Hot Dogs on the Island
  • Eddie
    EddieAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Awesome area of staten island
  • Karel J.
    Karel JarosMarch 31, 2012
    Admission is free on free Fridays!
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GalloApril 28, 2016
    it cost to much to get into events.
  • Topher C.
    Topher CampbellNovember 9, 2011
    Stop by and say hello to Barbara !!!
  • Dina R.
    Dina RabinerFebruary 11, 2012
    A century of honor - Girl Scout exhibit from Feb 11-march 22
  • TwoStepProcess
    TwoStepProcessMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
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    TwoStepProcessApril 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
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