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istoric Richmond Town is New York City’s living history and museum complex. Visitors can explore the diversity of the American experience, through the lives of ordinary people, who struggled, survived and thrived from the colonial period to the present.
When you visit you'll discover that Historic Richmond Town rests on over 100 acres and encompasses four sites, include NYC's oldest continuously operating farm.
The main village is located in the heart of Richmond County and occupies almost 50 acres featuring over 30 original historic
structures, including homes and commercial and civic buildings, as
well as a historical museum. We stress "original" because unlike
many other museums Richmond Town is not reconstructed or rebuilt.
It's the real thing. Three additional sites include one of the
oldest homes in the country, still standing on its original
location for almost 350 years, and our 11 acre family style farm.
Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Island, NY 10306
Click for directions.
|We recommend you come
early and plan to stay for awhile. A visit to Historic
Richmond Town is a family outing that provides an opportunity for
everyone to experience the domestic, commercial and civic activities
that supported families and community for more than 300 years.
isitors can walk through the former
county seat of Richmond, see historically furnished interiors and
explore museum exhibits. Staff and volunteers provide guided tours and
demonstrate the daily activities of early Staten Islanders on a
seasonal, scheduled basis. The museum also presents and host over
one hundred events and special programs throughout the year.
Please browse our calendar to plan your visit.
Established in 1958, Historic Richmond Town is a joint project
of the Staten Island Historical Society, an independent nonprofit
cultural organization, and the City of New York, which owns a portion
of the land and structures. The City supports part of the museum's
operations with public funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs
and the New York City Council.
Stephens-Black House and General
The Staten Island Historical Society
also receives support from the New York State Department of Education,
the New York State Council on the Arts, the Institute of Museum &
Library Services, the Office of the Borough President, and private
contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals.
(Staten Island Historical Society)
On a warm summer day in 1937, Margaret Robinson along with her class
of young school friends came to Historic Richmond Town as part of a
project to restore the Voorlezer’s House. For young Margaret
Robinson, this event began 73 years of volunteer service at an
institution she would grow to love. Born on March 2nd,
1924 , it seems that Margaret Robinson was rooted in Richmond Town
from the start. As a native Staten Islander, she attended P.S. 28
and later graduated from New Dorp High School. Her service to the
Staten Island Historical Society would increase as the years
progressed and even involved her helping to transition the
organization from a volunteer establishment to an active
Resident Artist, Creative Visionary of
neighbors and friends of Historic Richmond Town have come for miles
to delight in the December Christmas in Richmond Town festivities.
As guests toured the village, they warmed their hands to a cup of
hot apple cider which had been freshly brewed by Historic Richmond
Town’s resident artist and creative visionary, Mark Landis.
When the evening celebration concluded, the village visitors would
gather; cider in hand, around the village Christmas tree. The
gloriously lit tree that beamed brightly in the winter wind, had
been meticulously adorned by none other than Mark Landis.
Mark Landis helping a visitor
with the Pen & Ink
activity at the
300th Anniversary of the Voorlezer House.
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Saturday - December 14, 2013 5:00PMCandlelight Tours
Saturday - January 4, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - January 11, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - January 18, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - January 25, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - February 1, 2014 1:00PMValentine Making Workshop
Saturday - February 1, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - February 8, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - February 15, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - February 22, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - March 1, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - March 8, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - March 15, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Saturday - March 22, 2014 6:00PMTavern Concert - TBA
Workshops and Classes
Thu., December 12, 2013Story Museum
Wed., December 18, 2013After School Book Club
Wed., December 18, 2013English Country Dancing
Thu., December 19, 2013Story Museum
Wed., December 25, 2013After School Book Club