Spring Chores 'n' Tours

  • Apr 10 - May 15, 2021
  • Historic Richmond Town - Main Village

    441 Clarke Avenue, Richmond County, NY

Ticket Price $5.00-$10.00 This event is now over

Your ticket gives you access to the open village with select buildings open for self-guided tours and demonstration areas showcasing the lived experiences of everyday people.

At the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, see demonstrations of nineteenth century laundry with water warmed over an open fire. Try your hand at churning butter, and explore a home rich in Staten Island history.

In the General Store, the wares of a small town shop illustrate comforts and remedies sought out by Americans before the dawn of the superstore. Historical Interpreters will demonstrate soap-making, with all natural ingredients mixed with lavender. In the yard, a dusty rug will take a beating, aided by visitors.

The Historical Museum will be open for self-guided exploration as well. See the immense collection of Historic Richmond Town up close, and take part in a scavenger hunt through the galleries.

Timed tickets will be available in advance or day-of. Capacity is limited to ensure social distancing.

Mask-wearing is required.

Tours begin at the 3rd County Courthouse, as seen on this map:



Date & Time

Apr 10 - May 15, 2021

Venue Details

Historic Richmond Town - Main Village

441 Clarke Avenue, Richmond County, New York, 10306, United States

Historic Richmond Town - Main Village
Historic Richmond Town
The Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town works to create opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience, especially that of Staten Island and its neighboring communities from the colonial period to the present.

We accomplish this by preserving and presenting centuries of American life through the efforts of ordinary people, from every background, who worked to build an extraordinary country.  The site and its structures are not bound to a specific historical event or famous persons.  Our region's history is a platform to share about American growth through the centuries.

To accomplish this the Society:

Operates and interprets Historic Richmond Town, the largest and most
complete historic village in the City of New York - 100 acres and 40 structures

Collects and preserves the materials of everyday life including artifacts,
archives and buildings that tell the story - 60,000 artifacts

Conducts and promotes research based on the historic collection

Shares the collection and knowledge with the public through creative and engaging interpretative programs