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Historic Richmond Town is open to the public Wednesdays through Sunday only 1-5 pm. We are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Daily guided tours are scheduled during regular public hours Wednesday through Sunday at our main site, Richmondtown.  These are guided by our interpretation staff.  

When you arrive at Historic Richmond Town please check in at the Visitor's Center in the Third County Courthouse.  Your admission allows you to tour the grounds of the main site and Historical Museum at your own leisure.  Your admission also includes one of our daily tours.  During these interpreter-led themed tours, the interpreter will lead you through the interiors of specific historic buildings.  The choice of buildings and interpretation are based on the theme of the day.  These are very informative and enjoyable.  We highly recommend them.  Please see the daily tour schedule below.

The daily tours are each different experiences so you may want to plan your visit based on what interests you the most.  And come back to see more!

Visits to Historic Richmond Town's other sites, tours of specific buildings and personal tours may be arranged by appointment. Please call us at 718-351-1611.

 

Thursday - Behind the Scenes at the Museum

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Thursdays - 1:30 pm

Go behind the scenes! Tour our historic buildings and discover how we recreate the American family homes of the past.  Learn about the artifacts and how we interpret them. Peel back history and get an insider's view.

 

 

Friday - Light, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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 Fridays - 1:30 pm

It's the time before electricity.  Imagine the darkness.  What was life like?  Discover a time when people had to make their own light.

You will visit the Stephens-Black Basement Kitchen, Tinsmith Shop, General Store and Guyon-Lake-Tysen House.

 
 

Sunday - Building the American Dream

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Sundays - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm

America has provided people of every background the opportunity to contribute to their community.  Uncover the story of early-American skills and trades which helped grow towns into cities and families into communities.

You will visit the Tinsmith's Shop, Carpenter's Shop, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House and Basket Maker's House.

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Wed - Dec 13, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Thu - Dec 14, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Fri - Dec 15, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Sat - Dec 16, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon 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.
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Sun - Dec 17, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Wed - Dec 20, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Thu - Dec 21, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Fri - Dec 22, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Sat - Dec 23, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Sun - Dec 24, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Lunch at Bennett Café
    Wed - Dec 27, 2017 12:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful afternoon at our quaint café. Delicious!

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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Bob Champi receives SINFPA community service award

Champi AwardRobert A. Champi has received a community service award from the Staten Island Not For Profit Association for tireless commitment himself to the homes, structures and mission of Historic Richmond Town.

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. 

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