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Candlelight Tours

Saturday, December 8th & Saturday, December 15th

Tours start at 5:10pm and depart every 20 minutes until 8:30pm. 

Step back through time and taste, smell, and touch the holiday celebrations of centuries past. Evening tours led by candlelight showcase more than three hundred years of yuletide on Staten Island, where culture and foodways from all over world combine to create something that is uniquely New York.

Watch this video to see an inside look at Historic Richmond Town during Christmastime. (Video: Shira Stoll) Staten Island Advance

  • GUYON-LAKE-TYSEN FARMHOUSE: Eat, drink and be merry alongside the hearth fires. Enjoy a traditional Dutch recipe of olicokes made in an authentic 19th century kitchen. Partake in hot cider, mulled wine, live music and boisterous merriment!

  • BASKETMAKERS HOUSE: Join in song with an authentic Methodist choir in the quiet and quaint parlor.

  • BENNETT HOUSE: Learn the Hanukah traditions of turn of the century New York.

  • GENERAL STORE: Experience last-minute Christmas Shopping at an 1800s all-purpose store. 

  • STEPHEN'S BLACK HOUSE: Discover the origins of a true Victorian Christmas and Christmas tree! 

End your evening with an old-fashion wassail reception and English Country Dance demonstration in the Third County Courthouse. Enjoy sweet holiday treats all along the way!

 Candlelight tours is one of Historic Richmond Town's most popular events. Tours are limited so reserve spaces as soon as possible. We reccommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your tour start time. Check in will be located in the Third County Courthouse Visitor's Center off of the parking lot.

Although a majority of the event is indoors with roaring fires and candlelight - walking will be outside. Please dress accordingly. 

Earlier Event: December 2
Christmas in Richmond Town
Later Event: February 2
Victorian Valentine Workshop