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“Great historical experience”

Historic Richmond Town
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Owner description: This recreated village has period buildings from the late 17th to the late 19th centuries.
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We went here a few times in the past and every time you learn something new. Take the tour of the buildings and life style during colonial times as it's well worth it!

3  Thank RICHARD F
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

When I moved to Staten Island, I saw the sign for Uncorked, but for the first two years, it occurred on days when I already had plans. I finally got to go last summer and I am dying for Uncorked 2014 to happen. It far exceeded my expectations! The wine was wonderful, the food spectacular and abundant! It is by far the best way to get a taste of the local restaurants and wine. I never expected it to be that great. I tell everyone I know about it and tell them not to miss it. It is a MUST DO!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! If you come once, you will never miss it again!!!

3  Thank shortysmom411
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

While the South has many heritage museums that display collections of historic buildings - there are some stunning ones in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas - the North has much fewer. Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island attempts to show the rural history of the island, & does so wonderfully. There are over 2 dozen buildings here, some from as early as the 17th century, brought from various parts of the island; a few are in situ [on the original site]. While you need to purchase a guided tour to see the interiors of the houses, you can see them well, any time of day, from the outside, which doesn't cost a penny. And this is a rare occasion when you could be grudgingly forgiven for leaving the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY in your hotel or home, since the superb signs outside the houses tell you more than the book possibly could. But do pick up a free map & brochure at the ticket office/gift store. The buildings are outrageously picturesque, & include farm houses, artisans' houses, a church, a schoolhouse, a fine old courthouse (in situ), & even 2 old preserved outhouses - seldom seen in this kind of place! Opposite the courthouse, don't miss the in situ building used as a historical museum, with a small but lovingly presented collection of historic Staten Islandiana & bric-a-brac, including a gorgeous collection of children's & babies' items from 1820 to 1910 - little gloves, shoes, socks, bibs, carriages & toys - a must for anyone who has, works with, or simply likes, little children!
You can get here by bus, but it's quite simple to take the Staten Island Railway (SIR) from the ferry terminal; the train, which does not connect with the subway, is similar to a subway train, & costs the same, MetroCards accepted; if you return by train, the fare is not collected. Get off at Oakwood, & walk west on Cedarwood Avenue, left (south-west) on Amboy Road, & right on Clarke Avenue. At the latter intersection is a small monument to Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was the first human to visit the South Pole. On nearby Lighthouse Avenue, there is a Museum of Tibetan Art.

3  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is truly the hub of all things historic on Staten Island. Likewise, they are a truly great setting for many year-around activities and special events, worth taking the entire family to, culminating in the September, Richmond County Fair!

Thank BillLaCurtisStatenIs
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

l always felt like i as born a century too late. Just walking on the grounds brings back dreams of the past. The old buildings placed along the road are a sight to see.

Thank SeniorNYer
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