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Historic Richmond Town is an authentic town and farm museum complex in the neighborhood of Richmondtown, Staten Island, in New York City. It is located near the geographical center of the island, at the junction of Richmond Road and Arthur Kill Road. Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town are two different names for the same organization, reflecting its long history and evolution.With our international travel planner, Staten Island attractions like Historic Richmond Town can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The town was named Richmond Town in the early 18th century when it was formerly a county seat and commercial center, having contained the former courthouse of Richmond County, and is coterminous with the borough of Staten Island. People who lived in Richmond Town were mostly of Dutch, English, or French descent, and the most common jobs were those of blacksmiths, shoemakers, and other craftsman types. British troops were stationed in Richmond Town during the American Revolution.
Historic Richmond Town consists of more than 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries. Decker Farm, located about one mile from the center of Historic Richmond Town, features a farm stand and seasonal activities such as pumpkin picking. The site also contains other former commercial and government buildings, as well as farm buildings and homes, some of which were relocated from other parts of Staten Island.
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Fun place to step back in time and appreciate an historic district. From Atlas Obscura: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU lose your county seat? Stop time. At least, that’s how Historic Richmond Town dealt with...
Fun place to step back in time and appreciate an historic district. From Atlas Obscura: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU lose your county seat? Stop time. At least, that’s how Historic Richmond Town dealt with... more »
Large 25 acre site that is home to roughly 30 buildings dating back to late 1700s , most of which have been restored . The Court house is the main attraction and it is surrounded by shops , hotel , farm and school house. Tours are available but it’s best to walk about at your own pace to absorb the history. Similar to Colonial Williamsburg
This is a cute little town. It transported me back to some other time and place. You can escape daily life and just stroll around this little town. There are people who works there and are dressed up from the 1800s. There’s a museum and some houses are opened for experiences/life from back then. Very interesting to look at and learn about. There’s a cafe for food and an ice cream shop. Families taking walks was nice. There was two children’s parties at the ice cream shop while I was there.
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