Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s only restored historical town, with countless treasures dating back to the mid-1600s. The original site served as Staten Island's government center until 1898, when the Island became one of the five boroughs. Today it has 30 historic structures including a museum, tavern, courthouse, tinsmith shop, print shop, carpenter's shop, cottages, a town bridge, mills, the Church of St. Andrew, and the 1869 Edwards-Barton House. It is also home to a continuously working historical farm, the Decker Farm. Groups may enjoy hands-on activities at Richmond Town's various buildings as they explore architecture, artifacts, and life before the Industrial Revolution.

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FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s only restored historical town, with countless treasures dating back to the mid-1600s. The original site served as Staten Island's government center until 1898, when the Island became one of the five boroughs. Today it has 30 historic structures including a museum, tavern, courthouse, tinsmith shop, print shop, carpenter's shop, cottages, a town bridge, mills, the Church of St. Andrew, and the 1869 Edwards-Barton House. It is also home to a continuously working historical farm, the Decker Farm. Groups may enjoy hands-on activities at Richmond Town's various buildings as they explore architecture, artifacts, and life before the Industrial Revolution.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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