Top 8 attractions to explore in Staten Island
Staten Island abounds with museums, architectural landmarks, beaches, parkland and forest.
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.
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 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.
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