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Historic Richmond Town is an outdoor history museum. Many of the buildings are original to the site, while others have been relocated from throughout Staten Island. Much of the site is as it would have been in the late 1930’s when the Staten Island Historical Society moved its museum and library to the site and began interpretation of the historic structures. Except as noted below, prior arrangements are not required; however we encourage you to contact us in advance for any assistance that may be needed.


  Designated spaces are located in our parking lot off of Clarke Avenue, near the Third County Courthouse reception center. wheelchair  



Blind and Visually Impaired

  The Historical Museum has Braille way-finding labels on all floors.

Sensory opportunities are available throughout the historic village. Please ask your guide about objects that can be handled.
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Wheelchair Accessibility


Hard surface or crushed stone pathways connect most buildings open to the public.

The Historical Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair assisted visitors.

A portable ramp is available for access to the following buildings:

  • General Store
  • Christopher House
  • Tinsmith Shop
  • Third County Courthouse - main floor
  • Guyon-Lake-Tysen House - main floor (Door widths and interior steps limit interior access, except by exit and reentry.)
  • Basketmakers House - main floor
  • Voorlezer House - main floor



Service Animals


  Welcome in the Historical Museum and all historical buildings. visual impaired access wheelchair  





  Accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the Historical Museum. Enter from Court Place. wheelchair  

To obtain additional information, or to arrange for sign language interpreter, please call us at 718-351-1611, extension 280.

Upcoming Events

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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.

Barnett Shepherd named Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond Town

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May 1, 2017 - Noted architectural historian, researcher, author, and museum professional Barnett Shepherd has been named the Interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town.

Save our Roofs!

Basketmaker House Resized

Keep history safe and dry!

Online Ticket Sales

Online tickets are available up until 3pm, two weekdays before the event. For  Saturday and Sunday events, tickets are available online until 3 pm Thursday.



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