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Watch time unfold as you stroll through Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, where colonial life has been preserved. Resting on almost 50 acres, the site includes original colonial homes, commercial and civic buildings, and a museum that visitors can explore while learning about the daily lives of ordinary people of the past. Guided tours and demonstrations on old-fashioned trades and activities add to the experience, allowing visitors to recreate and interact with local history.
Start your journey at the museum, which hosts a rotating display of exhibits that highlight the historical importance of the area. Then embark on a group guided tour through 27 original buildings, including the oldest known schoolhouse in America, Voorlezer's House, a National Historic Landmark that dates back to 1695. View the furnished interiors and watch as many costumed demonstrators -- including blacksmiths, tinsmiths, basket makers, and cooks -- engage in daily activities of the period.
Decker Farm, open Wednesday and Saturday, is located 1.5 miles from the village and is the oldest continuously operated farm in New York. Visitors can take a self-guided tour and enjoy the organic, seasonal produce sold at the farm stand.
Address: 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island
Directions: About a 15-minute drive from all NYC bridges
Hours: The village is open Wednesday-Sunday 1-5pm (call ahead for tour schedule)
Price: $8; $6 seniors and students; $5 children ages 4-11; free for children ages 3 and younger
For more information: 718-351-1611 or historicrichmondtown.org
Queens, NY 11368
Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive
Woodhaven, NY 11421
New York, NY 10036
100 Crossways Park W., Suite 107
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