Historic Richmond Town Guided Tours
Staten Island, NY 10306
Village Voice's Description
Historic Richmond Town, a "historic village and museum complex" devoted to Staten Island's "bygone era," provides "trained costumed interpreters," bonnet-clad women and aproned men, to guide guests in slate writing and wood chopping. While visitors idle in a shoemaker's house, a reconstructed sawmill, and a tinsmith shop, teens possessing a "serious interest" in millinery or fireplace cooking can participate in the "apprentice program" of their choice.
Tips from foursquare
Get a taste of New York’s early history on a trip to Staten Island’s historic village. A free shuttle will pick you up in the parking lot and drop you off at Decker Farm! Powered by ParentsConnect.com
The buildings and actors here portray the area through several eras, beginning with a 1690s Dutch house that shows what life was like for the region’s earliest settlers, and going through the 1860s.
Find respite from modern distractions at this quaint, sleepy village. The time capsule of 30 restored structures from the 17th to early 20th centuries was initiated by Depression-era preservationists.
This is a collection of colonial houses including the one of the oldest schoolhouses in America. Each year in September it's the Richmond County Fair with adorable pig races!
The preserved village plays host to costumed blacksmiths, shoemakers and tinsmiths as well as the Voorlezer’s House, the oldest wooden elementary schoolhouse still standing in America.
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