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Candlelight Tours

Saturday, December 8, 2018

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Tours start at 5:10 p.m. and depart every 20 minutes until 8:30 p.m.

Step back through time and taste, smell, and touch the holiday celebrations of centuries past. Evening tours led by candlelight showcase more than three hundred years of yuletide on Staten Island, where culture and food-ways from all over world combine to create something that is uniquely New York.

Tour sites include:

Guyon-Lake-Tysen Farmhouse
Eat, drink, and be merry alongside the hearth fires. Enjoy a traditional Dutch recipe made in a functioning 19th-century open-hearth kitchen.

Basketmakers House
Join in song with an authentic Methodist choir in the quiet and quaint parlor.

Schreiber's Tavern
Partake in mulled wine, boisterous merriment, and live music, named in honor of Historic Richmond Town's beloved former leather worker.

Bennett House
Learn the Hanukah traditions of turn-of-the-century New York.

General Store
Experience last-minute Christmas Shopping in a fully restored 19th-century general store!

Stephen's Black House
Discover the origins of a true Victorian Christmas and Christmas tree! End your evening with an old-fashion wassail reception and English Country Dance demonstration in the Third County Courthouse.

About Historic Richmond Town's Candlelight Tours
Candlelight tours are among Historic Richmond Town's most popular events. Tours are limited, so reserve spaces as soon as possible. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your tour start time. Check-in will be located in the Third County Courthouse Visitor's Center off of the parking lot. Although a majority of the tour is held indoors with roaring fires and candlelight - walking will be outside. Please dress accordingly.

Enjoy sweet holiday treats all along the way! Check out last years Candlelight Tours from The Staten Island Advance's point of view! 


Historic Richmond Town Accessible
441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island NY, 10306
Staten Island
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Location Details:
Check-in will be located in the Third County Courthouse Visitor's Center off of the parking lot.



Event Organizer

Historic Richmond Town

Contact Number

(718) 351-1611

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