Step back in time at Historic Richmond Town and experience the daily lives of farmers, merchants, tradesmen and other villagers through period exhibits, fully costumed personnel and authentic seasonal demonstrations. Historic Richmond Town, the only restored historic village in New York City, brings 300 years of the city's vibrant heritage to life. Located on 100 acres of open land, the village includes 27 historic buildings from its earliest days as a 17th-century rural community to its heyday as the bustling 19th-century Richmond County seat. Learn about history, agriculture, commerce and maritime life on Staten Island, and enjoy the many special programs and events offered year-round for children and adults alike.
Programs for Seniors
Tours and activities can be tailored for senior groups or for people with disabilities.
Many weekend events are offered, including Civil War Encampment; Old Home Day: The Autumn Celebration, a traditional harvest festival; Christmas in Richmond Town, an annual sale of handicrafts and baked goods; and Victorian Holiday Celebrations, a chance to enjoy the village at its most enchanting time of year.
Family Admission: Varies
Welcome to the Village (grades 1 through 3) and Daily Life in the Early 19th Century (grades 4 through 12): These thematic guided tours introduce schoolchildren to the buildings and lifestyles of the 19th century. Hands-on activities and role-playing reinforce the learning process. Several workshops for children in grades 1 through 7 embrace topics as diverse as candle- and toy-making and pre-industrial textile production. Pre- and post-visit materials and activities are included with each workshop.
School hours: Tours: Wed-Fri 10 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm; workshops: Mon-Fri 10 am-noon
School Admission: Tours: $3 per student; workshops: $3.50 per student; 1 teacher and adult admitted free per class
School Program Location: At facility only