Historic Richmond Town is an outdoor history museum. Many of the buildings are original to the site, while others have been relocated from throughout Staten Island. Much of the site is as it would have been in the late 1930’s when the Staten Island Historical Society moved its museum and library to the site and began interpretation of the historic structures. Except as noted below, prior arrangements are not required; however we encourage you to contact us in advance for any assistance that may be needed.


Designated spaces are located in our parking lot off of Clarke Avenue, near the Third County Courthouse reception center. 

Blind and Visually Impaired

The Historical Museum has Braille way-finding labels on all floors.Sensory opportunities are available throughout the historic village. Please ask your guide about objects that can be handled.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Hard surface or crushed stone pathways connect most buildings open to the public.

The Historical Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair assisted visitors.

A portable ramp is available for access to the following buildings:

  • General Store

  • Christopher House

  • Tinsmith Shop

  • Third County Courthouse - main floor

  • Guyon-Lake-Tysen House - main floor (Door widths and interior steps limit interior access, except by exit and reentry.)

  • Basketmakers House - main floor

  • Voorlezer House - main floor


Accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the Historical Museum. Enter from Court Place.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Historical Museum and all historical buildings.