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Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Cultural Center, Botanical Garden, and Art Gallery
Randall Manor, Staten Island
  • City of New York
    "originally a home for retired seamen"(2 Tips)
    NYC Percent for Art
    "... but don't miss the Neptune Fountain, from 1893, and restored in 1995. Find out..."(2 Tips)
    Anastasia E.
    "I love this park, very calm and without tourists whatsoever."(2 Tips)
    D. E.
    "scenic hills"(2 Tips)
42 Tips and reviews
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  • seamen
  • neptune fountain
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  • hidden spots
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  • Sankofa T.
    Sankofa TafariNovember 5, 2017
    Awesome place
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MontalvoAugust 5, 2017
    Great place to escape see some beautiful Asian Gardens. Not to mention learn a little about Staten Island history.
  • Alan-Arthur A.
    Alan-Arthur AureliaJune 22, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Their Music Hall is really great. Lovely grounds for all. There is even the SI conservatory. Such great grounds.
  • Christa A.
    Christa AlanJanuary 30, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    I work here. Love it!! Beautiful grounds,and lovely staff.
  • Sophie H.
    Sophie HebdidgeDecember 1, 2016
    Difficult to get to on public transport but incredible location and views
  • Cat N.
    Cat NooneOctober 24, 2016
    The Chinese Scholar Garden is a must see. You can feel the authenticity of everything in there from the artists in residence.
  • Rick C.
    Rick CurleyOctober 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I only wish that I could be here all of the time my Neice Loves the Fire-truck as do I!
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Fabulous buildings and location. Could be next governors island.
  • D. E.
    D. E.September 26, 2015
    Lovely quiet park with Chinese school garden, little labyrinth near the tower and many cozy spots and scenic hills around. No tourists at all, rare find!
  • anthony p.
    anthony perniceSeptember 7, 2015
    Gorgeous grounds, culture, children's museum and a great little concession stand (Harbor Eats) with good fresh food.
  • Anastasia E.
    Anastasia EnotAugust 31, 2015
    I love this park, very calm and without tourists whatsoever. The chinese garden is amazing! Perfect for a lazy Sunday
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LauerAugust 28, 2015
    Take the Staten Island Ferry and grab the S40 bus (runs every 15 minutes)
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾August 19, 2015
    Lovely gardens and event space.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LauerMay 21, 2015
    Check out the Chinese Scholar's Garden
  • Xenia
    XeniaOctober 20, 2014
    I can hardly believe someplace so lovely is in SI...and dog friendly
  • Heena
    HeenaSeptember 15, 2014
    A hidden gem in SI. Must pay to visit the sculpture garden and its definitely worth it! Annual fence show is amazing!!
  • Lester C.
    Lester CohenSeptember 14, 2014
    Ghkdec tgeg
  • Diana K.
    Diana KAugust 30, 2014
    Great place to go to and check out some greenery. After a few minutes you can easily forget you are in the city. You can even walk around without Paying an entrance.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 31, 2013
    First and only home for retired merchant seamen in U.S.
  • Susan L.
    Susan Lui-JimenezAugust 5, 2013
    The garden is nice. Many flowers and plants. Green house was mostly closed. Best thing is that it's free.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJuly 18, 2013
    Use "GuestWiFi" to connect to free public wi-fi near Neptune Fountain, Snug Harbor Dock and the North entrance of Randall's Garden, courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Read more
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Did you know? This nature and cultural getaway was originally built as a home for retired sailors.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsJune 21, 2013
    Connie Gretz Secret Garden
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 13, 2013
    In the deep south of Staten Island, this lush, more-than-300-acre green space is teeming with plant and animal life. Come and enjoy the narrow woodland trails, which can be hiked or biked. Read more
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda StraniereMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Staten Island's first QR Walking Tour brings you through the site. Check it out!!
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkMarch 4, 2013
    The Sung Harbor iron fence runs 1/3 mile along Richmond Terrace and was built to prevent residents of Snug Harbor, originally a home for retired seamen, from taking “unauthorized excursions.”
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkFebruary 20, 2013
    Did you know? The Sailor's Snug Harbor fence, completed in 1845, was designed by Frederick Diaper, who used the Cumberland Gates in Hyde Park, London, as his inspiration.
  • Visit Staten Island V.
    Built as a home for retired sailors, this 83-acre campus features historic buildings, botanical gardens, art galleries and much more. Home to the first classic Chinese Scholar's Garden in the U.S.
  • NYC Percent for Art
    NYC Percent for ArtSeptember 25, 2012
    There's lots to see here, but don't miss the Neptune Fountain, from 1893, and restored in 1995. Find out more about it: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/neptune.shtml
  • diinonn diboy b.
    diinonn diboy brooksMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Its great to ride the boat in the morning
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkFebruary 15, 2012
    The majestic Greek Revival buildings adorning this campus were built between 1831 and 1880 as dormitories for retired sailors, who were housed here until 1976.
  • Staten Island Museum
    Staten Island MuseumDecember 29, 2011
    Our History Center and Archives are located in Building H! History Center is open Tues-Sat, 1-4pm and it's Free. Archives open by appt. (718.483.7122), We also have a Museum store!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LunerOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wagner College is in residence here till December - check us out at Www.Wagner.edu
  • jonathan l.
    jonathan leiterSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Staten Island's premiere jewel!
  • Nima B.
    Nima BeckieJuly 18, 2011
    Don't forget to check out "The Harbor Lights Theater Company" for Bway style shows right at home. Read more
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    Founded as a haven for aged sailors in 1801, Snug Harbor evolved into a completely self-contained community over the next century, complete with its own hospital, farm and more. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Heather Anne Princess Of Grand Central P.
    Tour the botanical gardens and various museums. Get a hot dog and hamburger while you are here too. Just don't come when there is a wedding is going on in the grand hall, or neptune's catering...par
  • Second Saturday Staten Island
    The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is Snug Harbor's Contemporary Arts Center. Check out the Botanical Gardens, live summer philharmonic performances, and other art groups throughout the year.
  • Fenix B.
    Fenix BorgesJune 6, 2014
    O mundo oferece muitos maravilhosos lugares. Não temos motivos para remoer dizendo que não temos onde ir!.
  • Ezer
    EzerMay 5, 2013
    Pegar o ôninbus S40 pra chegar lá
  • afroOba 💖 .
    afroOba 💖 💖May 21, 2012
    μπίγκ άπλ και ξερό ψωμί.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoanneOctober 15, 2011
    Italian festival til 6
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