Touring Group 1Visitors on a Guided Tour

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.


carpenter1Third County Courthouse

Wednesdays - 1:30 pm

Before computers, social networking meant meeting one another face to face. Experience what life was like in an earlier America when the voice of the people was heard and a nation was born.

You will visit the Third County Courthouse, Rezeau Van Pelt Cemetery, Voorlezer's House and Guyon Store (Tavern)

Historical MuseumHistorical Museum

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.


carpenter1General Store

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.

basketmaker1Basket Maker's House

Saturdays - 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen. Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.



carpenter1Carpenter Shop

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.