Explore centuries-old houses after dark!

Led by costumed interpreters, Historic Richmond Town’s After Dark Tours allows visitors to explore four of its historic homes illuminated only by candlelight! Discover the hidden histories of some of Staten Island’s oldest residences.


A 250 year old farmhouse holds centuries of secrets. Hear the inexplicable folk stories and local lore surrounding the young “Pretty” VanPelt and a Hessian soldier. Visit the VanPelt family plot before you say goodbye!

Christopher House
Witness a harrowing tale of secret patriotism on torry Staten Island. Discover the secret past of the Christopher house and the role its occupants may have played in the American Revolution. What lengths will people go to protect hearth and home?

Guyon-Lake-Tysen House
More than other stately homes of its time, the Guyon-Lake-Tysen house has seen its share of sorrow and loss. Hear the tyring tales of its families and those who lived and died within its walls.

Basketmaker’s House
Experience the mysteries and stories of Staten Island in the days of yore. Listen to heart racing tales that took place right in your own backyard!

Each night features a new historic home. Tours leave from the Historical Museum at 9:00pm and 10:00pm and last approximately 40 minutes.

$10.00 per person / Tour limited to 15 per person.

Tickets available at the Historical Museum on Wednesdsay-Saturday 6:00-10:00PM.