open village

Experience the everyday lives of artisans, farmers, business owners and families who lived and worked on Staten Island in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

Experience the unique sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of New York City’s rural and urban past. Classes enjoy a self-guided tour of restored historic buildings, functioning farms, working shops and recreated period interiors. Meet with costumed living historians and engage in age-appropriate hands-on activities that deepen the contextual understanding of classroom curriculum modules.

Your class will meet museum educators in buildings like the five below

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