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Historic Richmond Town

An open-air museum of colonial history that showcases a preserved (or recreated in some case) local pre-modern village, our very own Colonial Williamsburg right in the city—if Staten Island counts. The museum, which was, in fact, modeled on the popular Williamsburg life-size diorama, occupies 25 acres near the geographical center of the island, where once a small bustling commercial district thrived. Today, there are 27 historical buildings on view, some dating from the colonial period,...

An open-air museum of colonial history that showcases a preserved (or recreated in some case) local pre-modern village, our very own Colonial Williamsburg right in the city—if Staten Island counts. The museum, which was, in fact, modeled on the popular Williamsburg life-size diorama, occupies 25 acres near the geographical center of the island, where once a small bustling commercial district thrived. Today, there are 27 historical buildings on view, some dating from the colonial period, others from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all gathered from elsewhere on the island and restored to impressive condition by a remarkably dedicated staff, who also perform reenactments and demonstrations of colonial-era life in the fully furnished rooms.

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Address:
441 Clarke Ave.
New York City, NY 10306
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Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday: Closed
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masmith
September 19, 2010
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