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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.

 

 

On the Town

Tour America's Historic Town

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

Details:

Historical Museum Building # 23

  • Explore the exhibit Bringing Up Baby to discover how families raised children before electricity.
  • See what industry was like before conveyor belts; see what farming looked like before tractors.

Voorlezer’s House Building #2

  • Compare a school from 1690 with schools of today. 

Basket Maker’s House Building # 13

  • Feel the weight of workbaskets made at a colonial farmhouse; see how they’re made.
  • Stop by the pond to see turtles basking; check for migrating geese

Guyon-Lake-Tysen House Building # 14

  • Follow the aroma of savory vegetables pan-roasting to a kitchen; inventory the pantry for cooking tools.

Grocery Store Building # 19

  • See what shopping was like before shopping carts and cars.
  • Take a photo of yourself “wearing” clothes from the 1800s.

Tinsmith’s Shop Building # 22

  • Hear the tinsmith’s hammer shaping metal into useful household objects.

 

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.  

 

Upcoming Events

  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Fri - Nov 17, 2017 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • 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 nostalgia all through 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.

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Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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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. 

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh joins Historic Richmond Town Board

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh 300x411July 1, 2017 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

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