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Top 8 attractions to explore in Staten Island

Staten Island abounds with museums, architectural landmarks, beaches, parkland and forest.

Bayonne BridgeBayonne Bridge, Staten Island, NY 10302, USA

Bayonne Bridge is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion(1931). The bridge is connecting New Jersey with Staten Island.

Fort WadsworthFort Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA

Fort Wadsworth is a former United States military installation located on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth is a 226-acre public park that was once the longest continually operating military fort in the nation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and BeachFr Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

The South Beach–Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk stretches 2.5 miles (4.0 km) between Fort Wadsworth to the north and Miller Field to the south. It is one of New York City’s four spacious beachfront areas.

Historic Richmond Town441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
Old Towns

Historic Richmond Town is an authentic town and farm museum complex in the neighbourhood of Richmondtown, Staten Island, in New York City. The town consists of more than 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA
Iconic Buildings
Art Centres
Botanical Gardens

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is the result of more than three decades of restoration to convert the first home for retired sailors in the United States to a regional arts center.

Staten Island Museum1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA

Staten Island Museum is Staten Island’s oldest cultural institution, and the only remaining general interest museum in New York City.The Staten Island Museum was founded in 1881 as a private society of local naturalists and antiquarians who pooled their personal collections to create the public museum in 1908.

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
Art Galleries

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art preserves United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artefacts. The museum was created by Jacques Marchais, (1887-1948) an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region.

The Staten Island September 11th MemorialBank Street, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA

It is a permanent memorial honouring the 274 Staten Island residents killed in the September 11 attacks of 2001 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Each Staten Island victim is honoured with a 9-by-11-inch (23 cm × 28 cm) granite plaque bearing their name, birth date, and place of work on September 11, 2001, as well as their profile in silhouette.

Map of attractions in Staten Island