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Independence Day Celebration

It's an old-fashioned, patriotic celebration of the classic American holiday. Get your hand-churned ice cream and a pie-full of traditional fun!

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SATURDAY

12:00PM - 4:00PM


$8 Adults 

$6 Seniors and Students (12-17)

$5 Children (4-11)

Please purchase your admission at the Visitor's Center when you arrive.


Independence Day Celebration


Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration and help to chip ice and churn old time ice cream; don't forget to grab some samples!  Children can make a pinwheel and march in the Pinwheel Parade, and meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier.  Make sure to see the displays of the Staten Island Model Railroaders, and listen to our dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

In the Museum at Historic Richmond Town, guests can visit In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe’s 1817 tour of the Northern States.  This exhibit marks the bicentennial of this founding father’s presidential tour which included a visit to Staten Island and surrounding areas.  Monroe’s local stay was part of an astounding fifteen-week tour of northern states--travelling by boat, carriage, and horseback to see the country he’d been elected to govern.  That 1817 trip showed the power of direct communication with the people and launched a period of national unity known as the “Era of Good Feelings.”  The travelling exhibit will be supplemented by a display of historic patriotic objects from the collections of Historic Richmond Town, and HRT curator Sarah Clark will be on hand to discuss the influence of history on today’s American experience.  HRT is collaborating with the James Monroe Museum, the Papers of James Monroe, and the University of Mary Washington to bring In the Spirit of the People to New York.

(SIHS Members: Regular Admission is FREE for this tour.)

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



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07/01/2017 12:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
441 CLARKE AVE
441 Clarke AVe
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306-1125
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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
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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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