Island Historical Society operates Historic Richmond Town,
New York City’s living history village and museum complex.
Historic Richmond Town is comprised of more than 25 homes
and public buildings, including the Voorlezer’s House,
a National Landmark building dated to the 1690s, The Third
County Courthouse from 1837, and PS 28, built in 1907, together
recreating the history of over 300 years of continuous residence
on Staten Island. Located in the heart of Staten Island, Historic
Richmond Town is a 15-minute drive from all bridges and a
30-minute ride from the Staten Island ferry on bus S74. Hours
are Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Staten Island Historical Society is a center devoted
to the presentation and examination of the changing American
scene, especially the experiences of Staten Island and its
neighboring communities. Historic Richmond Town is a joint
project of the independent Staten Island Historical Society
and the City of New York through the Department of Cultural
Affairs, and is a member of the Historic House Trust.