Everyone who has grown up on Staten Island has taken at least one field trip to Historic Richmondtown during school, and many take their kids there for day trips or other adventures. It contains well-maintained buildings from the early days of Staten Island, with some of the buildings having repairs and refacings during their history.
From their website: “Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site comes alive with the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of New York City’s rural past! Visit with skilled artisans as they practice their trade, tour the restored interiors of period homes, take part in civic life, browse working shops and functioning open hearth kitchens. Be a part of your community past, present and future! The village will be open all summer long, beginning May 25th! Visit with costumed living historians inside the site’s historic structures Monday-Friday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM!”