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Apprentice Program

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Apprentice Program GLT

Live three hundred years in one day! During the months of July and August it's all living history all the time at Historic Richmond Town, where costumed interpreters bring the sounds, smells, tastes, and sights of the past to life for visitors. We also offer the opportunity for young people to get their hands on history with engaging educational programs.

Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand.

Never heard of our apprentice program? Well, the camp has been around for over thirty years and has graduated teens who have gone on to be successful leaders in the community. Many currently serve on the Boards of museums and other organizations. The program instills an appreciation of character, culture and service that helps define the qualities of good leaders.


Session 1
Week 1: JULY 1 2016 - JULY 8 2016
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Week 2: JULY 11 2016 - JULY 15 2016
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Session 2
JULY 18 2016 - JULY 29 2016
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

AUGUST 1 2016 - AUGUST 5 2016
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For children 11-14.

Time travel to an era in America's past when people made most everything they needed by hand. Apprenticeships are available for Session 1 in Tinsmithing, Cooking, Carpentry and Dollmaking for an opportunity to do an intensive exploration of a trade or activity of the past.  Session 2 includes Tinsmithing, Blacksmithing, Cooking, and Dollmaking.

$450 and $400 for members of the Staten Island Historical Society.
Space is limited and registration will be based on date application is received.
Call (718) 351-1611, Ext. 281 for reservations and information.

Download Application for Session 1

Download Application for Session 2

Download Application for Intensive

Apprentice Health Waiver

The Health Waiver is not needed until your application is accepted.
Applications can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306

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Online Ticket Sales

Online tickets are available up until 3pm, two weekdays before the event. For  Saturday and Sunday events, tickets are available online until 3 pm Thursday.

Upcoming Events

  • Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
    Sun - Dec 4, 2016 11:00AM
    Experience nostalgia all through the Historic Village.
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 10, 2016 5:00PM
    Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America's most festive season came to be.
  • NYC BBQ Cookoff 2017
    Sat - Apr 8, 2017 12:00PM
    NYC's only KCBS sanctioned cookoff for the whole family. Sample, stroll, quench and enjoy fun stuff with the kids.
  • NYC Chili Cookoff 2017
    Sat - Apr 22, 2017 12:00PM
    The internationally recognized ICS family event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment. Yum!
  • Father's Day Focus Tour
    Sat - Jun 17, 2017 1:00PM
    What did dad's workshop look like in the past?
  • Father's Day Focus Tour
    Sun - Jun 18, 2017 1:00PM
    What did dad's workshop look like in the past?
  • Independence Day Celebration
    Sat - Jul 1, 2017 12:00PM
    It's an old-fashioned, patriotic celebration of the classic American holiday. Get your hand-churned ice cream and a pie-full of traditional fun!



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