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Let's explore the historical and mystical side of Staten Island during your vacation via a charter bus, various history-rich homes of the famous

The Historic Staten Island

Mar 3, 2014

New York is more than just skyscrapers and concrete jungle. In this island that is part of the five boroughs of New York City, is home to a diverse and large population of wildlife, with many parks and private woodlands. Staten Island is also home to many historical neighborhoods and historic architecture, and it would be a great idea to visit in your charter bus should you be planning a trip to New York.

A Trip through History

A village in Staten Island called Historic Richmond Town, is different from Richmond in New York. This living history village and museum is located right in the center of the island and comprises of more than 30 historic buildings and sites that dates as far back as the 17th century.

Some historic buildings to visit at Historic Richmond Town are:

  • The Voorlezer's House: The oldest standing elementary school in the United States, this exhibit was built before 1696.
  • Guyon-Lake-Tysen House: A Dutch Colonial farmhouse dating to 1740 that features original interior woodwork in Georgian and Federal styles of paneling.
  • The Christopher House: A provincial pre-Revolutionary War vernacular farmhouse made of stone masonry that was used as a meeting place during the American Revolution. It houses the only jambless fireplace in New York City that is still in working condition.
  • The Stephens-Black House: Built in modified Greek Revival style popular in the 19th century.

Architecture Museums at Staten Island

Of course if you are in this island for its history, don’t forget to visit its many museums located here, which features architectures of history. Your mini bus can take you around to visit the museums in a day or two, so here are some of them that you might want to take note of.

  • Sailors' Snug Harbor: On the north shore of Staten Island is a park called Kill Van Kull where coach bus visitors can find a collection of 19th century buildings that was once home to aged sailors. Many of these buildings feature different type of architecture popular during that time such as Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style buildings.
  • Garibaldi-Meucci Museum: A Gothic Revival cottage that was home to inventor and candle maker Antonio Meucci, and live-in Italian revolutionary and political leader, Giuseppe Garibaldi. There is also a memorial to Meucci at the front yard of the cottage, erected in 1923.

To get around the whole of Staten Island to see all the beautiful architecture collections and museum, you should hire a rental bus to make it easier to get around. Call 1-888-549-1824 or 646-363-6908 for a quote or to reserve your bus today.

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