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Historic Richmond Town
Staten Island Historical Society

441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, New York

Phone: 718-351-1611 --

Statement of Purpose:

Living history village with commercial and residential buildings furnished with period artifacts and replicas; museum of artifacts illustrating life from 17th century to today. Through interactive and participatory programs, visitors experience the lives of early residents.


Third County Courthouse and Visitor Center at Historic Richmond Town.
Credit: Erin Dey


Highlights & Collections:

Commercial and social life on Staten Island and in New York City from the 17th century until today.

The Voorlezer's House (c. 1695), a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest building in the United States used as a schoolhouse.
Credit: Erin Dey


There are three exhibits in the Historical MuseumMade on Staten Island; TOYS! and Mother Goose Meets Harry Potter. At Home on Staten Island is displayed in the Bennett House.


Sept. - May Hours:

Wed-Sun 1-5

Woman of 1820s baking in the kitchen of the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House.
Credit: Erin Dey

June - August Hours:

Monday, Wed-Sat., 10-5
Sun 1-5
Closed Monday, Tuesday.


$5 adult
$4 senior
$3.50 child 5-17 and student
Child under 5 Free
Member of the Staten Island Historical Society FREE



Located in the heart of Staten Island, Historic Richmond Town is a 15-minute drive from all bridges and a 30-minute ride from the Staten Island ferry on bus S74.



Key Personnel:

John W. Guild, Executive Director
Maxine Friedman, Chief Curator
Elisabeth Sommer, Ph.D., Director of Research and Interpretation
Janet Falk, Director of Institutional Advancement

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