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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-448-2500
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Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of gardens, museums, theaters, educational opportunities, and seasonal festivals. Snug Harbor's historic grounds and Greek Revival buildings house arts organizations with the area's most vibrant and intriguing activities, providing numerous ways for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore. The richness of this captivating environment truly makes Snug Harbor the heart of Staten Island's social life and a must-see destination in the region. Entrance to Snug Harbor's campus is free. Entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Chinese Scholar's Garden is $5. The Snug Harbor grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm. Check our Facebook page for current happenings and upcoming events!
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-448-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would not even know your on Staten Island ! So many historical things to see so many beautiful trees flowers Just a beautiful relaxing day out

Thank pariholly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snug harbor cultural center is very historic and interactive! I took my 6 year old daughter and we had a blast! First we started at the children's museum and spent 3 hours there! THe we wandered around the grounds for another 2 bourse through the...More

Thank Alicia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We limited our excursion to the Chinese Garden, Staten Island Museum and the Maritime Art Gallery. Was it worth traveling on the subway, ferry and taxi from Midtown? YES! The walled Chinese garden had an unusual style that was not lessened by the improperly cleaned...More

Thank geoffrey O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Snug Harbour has some really nice gardens. It's a great spot to walk around and see all kinds of unique plants and flowers. It is mostly free (only the Chinese gardens required admission). I do not suggest walking from the ferry terminal. It is long...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How lucky are we that Snug Harbor has been restored and made into a cultural center on the beautiful grounds overlooking the water. Art galleries and museum, musical venues, beautiful gardens, children's museum, theater, classes, farmers market, special events, good food...some thing for everyone. Or...More

Thank LaRupert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Snug Harbor began as a home for retired and indigent sailors set in magnificent buildings and a botanical garden. A great place to while away an hour or two in a relaxing and beautiful setting. Now a community resource with a children's museum, art lab,...More

Thank Noel F
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Sailors' Snug Harbor, also known as Sailors Snug Harbor or Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden or, informally, Snug Harbor, is a collection of architecturally significant 19th-century buildings set in an 83-acre park along the Kill Van Kull on the north shore of Staten...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

we take our 3 greyhounds here everyday. Everyday we make a different walk. love the grounds as I have grown up here. They use the grounds for many shows/movie shoots. The museums on the grounds are quite interesting. I find it wonderful that the buildings...More

Thank ikrutepp
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Snug Harbor is a hidden gem on Staten Island. It is a great place to take children as well as yourself. You can bicycle visit botanical gardens museums and explore Chinese architecture as well as visit a small little castle.

1  Thank Countryjew
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Beautiful and tranquil gardens for walking and exploring. We will definitely return during warmer weather

1  Thank judith m
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is there parking available
29 June 2016|
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Response from pariholly | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking FREE ALL FREE
Would like some restaurants for lunch nearby. Thanks
9 May 2016|
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Response from patrickdoyle148 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant right across the the from Snug Harbor Cultural Facility: The name is "Blu" and this is the fourth restaurant to be opened by the DiNoi Restaurant Group. As well, at the Staten Island side of the ferry... More