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Historic Richmond Town offers specific tours that are geared towards students and curriculum.  If you are looking for a more intensive hands-on experience please see our School Workshops.



Open Village

November - December

April – June

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of New York City's past.

  • Historic buildings, furnished interiors
  • Self-guided format
  • Museum teachers dressed for eras 1690's – 1890's
  • Hands-on activities
  • Available 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Monday – Friday; on selected days afternoon tours are available for groups
  • July – August on selected days self-guided tours are available for groups


Colonial Focus Tour

What was life like before electricity, trade routes that included airplanes and goods manufactured mostly by machines? Visit farmhouses and commercial spaces to find out.


African-American Focus Tour

What jobs and skills did African Americans have in the 1700s and 1800s? How did enslaved people live and work in New York in the 1700s? Find answers to these and other questions in this tour through the Historical Museum, farmhouses and more.


Acting as a Citizen Focus Tour

From 1690 – 1960 the relationship between government and the people went through many changes. Visit a courtroom from the 1830s, a schoolhouse from 1690 and more to make the changes real for your students.  


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Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY • 10306

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