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Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
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Historic Richmond Town is a living history village and 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.It was formerly a county seat and commercial center, including 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.The village 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.HistoryThe creation of Historic Richmond Town was the result of efforts by many Staten Islanders, led by local historians and preservationists: Loring McMillen, William T. Davis and local banker David L. Decker. Fueled by the same depression-era passion for historic preservation which resulted in the creation of Colonial Williamsburg, these men wanted to create a testament to Staten Island's rich history in an era of rapid development and urban sprawl.
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  • before you depart, make sure individual sites are open: they are usually closed, except on sunday afternoons , typically in the spring. most interesting , in my estimate , are the voorleezer's (school...  more »
  • A lovely villages remained untouched through two centuries, about. Scattered houses and well kept, a volunteer group that works to stop sending everything in ruins and organizes Sundays of entertainment for children and parents. In autumn, for Christmas, for Easter there is always a good reason to visit the ancient town of Richmond. Visiting old houses perfectly appointed, artisan with artisans that show how they worked once, a small museum with old games and pictures of how it was in the past, Staten Island, a delicious coffee held by old ladies offering brunch or coffee with cakes in the traditional American housewife and finally not sick to visit the old country's Emporium , closed in the 1920s remained intact in furnishings and with old merchandise! Bring the kids on a beautiful Sunday is a great way to keep them entertained. Popular prices.
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  • Beautiful, well-preserved buildings, some dating from the Dutch colonial period. It is free to walk around and take pictures of the buildings, but guided tours are not, although it's pay-as-you-wish e...  more »
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  • Its a few streets worth of houses. Can be a nice visit and the people were very welcoming. Though I am not sure if I would go all the way to see it.
  • A beautiful town full of history and culture. It's a great place to take in and relive the history of Staten Island! There's lots of great community events held here, too!
  • Love everything about Rosamond town, from the fairs to the drive in movie nights. Learning about our past is always great. One of my favorite places on Staten Island.
  • Wonderful Historic Site with multiple historic buildings to explore for a nominal admission feel. Guides are very knowledgeable about Historic Richmondtown. I recommend walking the trails in the nearby Greenbelt to get a sense of how the 18th and 19th century farming community used the local land. Search for Howe's (Hessian) Spring behind St. Andrew's Church. Search for Look Out Place at the top of Richmond Hill (the old Revolutionary War Fort)
  • Richmond county fair is AWESOME! Great fun for the whole family!