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Historic Richmond Town enriches children's lives by providing experiences where they can see freedom, opportunity and community building at work. Each year tens of thousands of students experience the growth of American town and farm life, and grasp how everyone, from every background, can contribute to the fabric of the community.

Many of our student visitors come from urban neighborhoods within New York City area.  For these children, Historic Richmond Town is an opportunity to learn in an open air museum with lots of green space and centuries of history. We are a beautiful garden, demonstrating the diverse American experience right in their backyard.  

We are a beautiful garden, demonstrating the diverse American experience.
Using history and culture as a foundation, the museum explores the roles and lives of men, women, and children throughout the centuries.

Rather than focusing on the rich or famous, Historic Richmond Town celebrates the ordinary people who worked hard every day to build an extraordinary country. These are people the kids can relate to - the friends, neighbors and family members who put their talent, skills and ingenuity to work for their community.

 


Two levels of programs for schools

School Tours

School Workshops


 

Many schools have been visiting us for years and new ones join us every school term. We host public schools from all five boroughs, independent and parochial schools as well as out of state institutions. We work closely with the current curriculum guidelines to deliver to educators the experiences they need to bring classroom learning to life. 

We evaluate and modify our programs on a regular basis based on curriculum revisions and direct feedback from the teachers who visit. 

We also introduce new programs to meet the demanding needs of students and teachers.  Through Kids' Eyes is a fascinating new immersion experience that puts history in the hands of middle schoolers. The students replay history and record their own reactions. They become the storytellers of past events through the exploration of primary sources. Please watch the video below to learn more.

Through Kids' Eyes

The programs at Historic Richmond Town are presented by Historic Richmond Town's Education & Interpretation Department headed by Felicity Beil and overseen by the Education and Programming Committee of the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Breakfast with Santa
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 10:00AM
    Children, enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa!
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sun - Nov 26, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Bennett Cafe Breakfast
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 10:00AM
    Homestyle breakfast at Bennett Cafe!
  • Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 11:00AM
    Experience the nostalgia of the holiday throughout the Historic Village.
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 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.
  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 16, 2017 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.
  • Victorian Valentine Workshop
    Sat - Feb 3, 2018 1:00PM
    Make your own!
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Sat - Mar 31, 2018 10:00AM
    Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style!
  • NYC BBQ Cookoff 2018
    Sat - Apr 7, 2018 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 2018
    Sat - Apr 21, 2018 12:00PM
    The internationally recognized ICS family event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment. Yum!

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Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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Bob Champi receives SINFPA community service award

Champi AwardRobert A. Champi has received a community service award from the Staten Island Not For Profit Association for tireless commitment himself to the homes, structures and mission of Historic Richmond Town.

Skip the leftovers and enjoy open-hearth fire-cooked Thanksgiving samplings

Thanksgiving TableThe meal that many American families enjoy on Thanksgiving has deep roots in the earliest American food traditions. Historic Richmond Town’s three historic kitchens will be crackling with hardwood fires and open-hearth cooking on Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26. Historic Interpreters will serve food samples that feature original old-world recipes that include food items that the colonists learned about from Native American culture, and then infused with the spices used in Europe. 

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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.

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