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Candlelight Tours

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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.



December 9, 2017

5 PM - 8:30 PM

Adults • $24

SIHS Members • $18 (please call for member reservation)

Children 12 and under • $12

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'Tis the season to get warm and fuzzy!

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There's no place like home for the holidays! 

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A Candlelight Tour is a magical excursion.  Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps.  On this wonderful tour you can  journey through three-hundred years of tradition and discover how America's most festive season came to be.

The town is illuminated by candles, oil lamps and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holiday sweets. You travel from house to house as you visit the people from days of old.  You are welcomed by these humble early Americans and get a taste of life gone by.  Your tour ends with a festive Wassail Bowl Reception in the Courthouse.

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This your opportunity to be drawn back into nostalgic days when everyday life and holiday times were more intimate and personal. This is your time to get all warm and fuzzy in the spirit of the holiday season and celebrate the cheer of yesteryear. Each step through this tour brings you closer to the traditions that were held dear by the ordinary people who worked together to build an extraordinary country.

Historic Richmond Town has been presenting Candlelight Tours for decades.  It has become a popular holiday tradition for generations of families. If you are looking for something different or would like to get into the holiday mood or, perhaps, need to impress a loved one with a great find, this is the journey for you!

Please reserve your tickets online today while still available! 

Our special message to hipsters - Dude, come for the holidays. Come home to Richmondtown!


 Historic Richmond Town is a historic park with uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate attire, including footwear, and watch your step. Thank you!



12/09/2017 5:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
441 Clarke AVe
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306-1125
United States
Phone: 718-351-1611  ext. 280
5:10 PM • Adult $ 24.00
5:10 PM • Child $ 12.00
5:30 PM • Adult $ 24.00
5:30 PM • Child $ 12.00
5:50 PM • Adult $ 24.00
5:50 PM • Child $ 12.00
6:10 PM • Adult $ 24.00
6:10 PM • Child $ 12.00
6:30 PM • Adult $ 24.00
6:30 PM • Child $ 12.00
7:10 PM • Adult $ 22.00
7:10 PM • Child $ 12.00
7:30 PM • Adult $ 24.00
7:30 PM • Child $ 12.00
7:50 PM • Adult $ 24.00
7:50 PM • Child $ 12.00
8:10 PM • Adult $ 24.00
8:10 PM • Child $ 12.00
8:30 PM • Adult $ 24.00

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Upcoming Events

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
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