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HRT LOGO Web BW TRANS SKYHistoric Richmond Town is actually four sites in one museum.  The main and largest site, Richmondtown, hosts visitors throughout the year. We highly recommend joining us for our special events and programs. Please check the events listing to discover when these are scheduled throughout the year.  Regular admission days are quiet relaxing experiences.  Please expect a leisurely walk through the site.  

Join us for our special events and programs! They are filled with extra things to do and often, to taste.

We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing and proper foot wear. Remember, this is a historic park with some rough and uneven surfaces.  On these days we encourage you to take one of our guided tours.  These tours are themed by day. Please visit our daily tours to learn more.If you prefer a more active visit please schedule your visit during one of our event or program days. 

If you wish to visit Decker Farm, Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House or Judge Jacob Tysen House please see the tours section.  These sites can be toured by appointment and on special days.

Your experience here is important to us.  Please note the travel times in our directions section below for public transportation. We want to make sure you plan the right amount of time traveling to and from our museum.  Enjoy your time here!

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

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.

Click here to see all Daily Tours

Located in the heart of Staten Island, Historic Richmond Town is a 15-minute drive from all bridges and a 30-45 minute ride from the Staten Island ferry on the S74 bus. We have FREE parking. If you are visiting us from midtown Manhattan by public transportation you will have a relaxing trip via ferry but please expect 90 minutes of travel time to and from Historic Richmond Town.


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FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY:
Take the S74 bus from the terminal to Richmond Road and St. Patrick's Place.

BY BUS FROM BROOKLYN:
S53 at 4TH Avenue and 86th Street to Clove Road/Targee Street. Walk one block to Richmond Road, and transfer to the S74. Take the S74 to St. Patrick's Place.

FROM THE VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE:
Follow New Jersey West route to Richmond Road/Clove Road exit. Exit, proceed to second traffic light and turn left on Richmond Road. About 4.5 miles ahead, at end of Richmond Road, make left onto Arthur Kill Road. Go one block, make left at light (The Parsonage) onto Clarke Avenue. Parking lot is just ahead on the left.

FROM THE BAYONNE BRIDGE:
Exit at Staten Island Expressway/Goethals Bridge sign. Keep right and take first exit, Richmond Avenue. Turn right onto Richmond Avenue and continue to Arthur Kill Road. Turn left onto Arthur Kill Road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Clarke Avenue (just beyond cemetery). Parking lot is just ahead on the left.

FROM THE GOETHALS BRIDGE:
Take Staten Island Expressway to Richmond Avenue exit. Turn left at traffic light and right at light onto Richmond Avenue. Continue to Arthur Kill Road. Turn left onto Arthur Kill Road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Clarke Avenue (just beyond cemetery). Parking lot is just ahead on the left.

FROM THE OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING:
Take Korean War Veterans Parkway to Richmond Avenue North exit. Turn right onto Arthur Kill Road. After passing cemetery, at traffic light turn right onto Clarke Avenue. Parking lot is just ahead on the left.

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Open to the Public:

Wednesday to Sunday: 1 pm - 5pm (we are NOT open to the public on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Daily Guided Tours:

Wednesday - Friday at 1:30pm daily.

Saturday and Sunday 1:30pm and 3:00pm

We are not open on the these holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Adults $8.00
Seniors & Students (12-17) $6.00
Children 4-11 $5.00
   
Every FRIDAY regular admission is FREE!  
   
SIHS Members & children 3 and under             FREE
Active Duty Military with ID FREE


Historic Richmond Town is a historic park with uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate attire, including footwear, and watch your step. Thank you!

Donations always accepted!

Discounted admission for members of corresponding organizations. Please ask the Receptionist when purchasing your ticket or call us at 718-351-1611 x. 280.

Cool Culture not accepted for special events. (NYC BBQ Cookoff, NYC Chili Cookoff, UnCorked, Independence Day, Old Home Day, Richmond County Fair, Pumpkin Picking)

 

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.


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Parking

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

 

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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

 

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Service Animals

Welcome in the Historical Museum and all historical buildings..  


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Restrooms

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

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

 

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441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10306
718-351-1611

When you arrive please come to
the Visitor's Center in the
Third County Courthouse.

Free parking available.