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Historic Richmond Town

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Address: 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
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+1 718-351-1611
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This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late...

This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries.

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Great local history.....check for events and hours before going.....!

Try going when there is an event (not county fair). The home maybe be open and people in period garb doing work, baking, etc. Walk the lake and see wild life......maybe a deer or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
SprintStang66
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try going when there is an event (not county fair). The home maybe be open and people in period garb doing work, baking, etc. Walk the lake and see wild life......maybe a deer or two. Great in spring or fall. Check web site for various events.

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Staten Island, New York
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48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

before you depart, make sure individual sites are open: they are usually closed, except on sunday afternoons , typically in the spring. most interesting , in my estimate , are the voorleezer's (schoolmaster's ) house, which claims to be the oldest surviving school in the united states, and a late 19th century fire house. festival s are usually held in... More 

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Philippines
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461 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Beautiful, well-preserved buildings, some dating from the Dutch colonial period. It is free to walk around and take pictures of the buildings, but guided tours are not, although it's pay-as-you-wish every Friday. The guided tours, which can be booked at the Visitors' Center, allow guests to go inside the buildings and learn about their historic and cultural significance. I like... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The houses are of great interest but they are only really properly described by joining the guided tour. There are a number of very old houses to see. In addition, the rural location - including wild deer - is a great contrast to Manhattan. a travel tip - the bus from from the St. George dock is a better bet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This free event is an amazing day filled with culture, food and fun. Wonderful entertainment, including Louis Prima Jr. and local talents Vinnie Medugno, Charlie Poveromo and Cause and the Effects. Great food by Montalbanos, Cheech a coin and more. Add this to your calendar for Saturday of Columbus Day weekend!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Took in the great (free) view on the ferry over to Staten Island and then did what most tourists don't do, who go straight back to Manhattan, and extended the trip to this historic site. Very interesting and charming giving you a view of the life of the early settlers. Nice museum and we saw a very informative demonstration on... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I don't know what I expected but it was basically a bunch of old buildings I went for the Christmas event and it was okay but not easily accessible from ferry.

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Thank Cassysj
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very cute town! Went to the fair but will be back to check it out again... loved the old stores still having items from years ago... nice for the kids to see how people lived years ago!

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Staten Island, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A guide brings you around the historic sites from 1776. It is very educational and its the real deal from the historic age.

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New York
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I just don't know what the excitement over seeing a bunch of old buildings is. You walk around and there are these old buildings and that's it. The only nice thing are the ducks in the pond.

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