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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

The Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (Snug Harbor) is a collection of 28 buildings constructed in the 19th century. The buildings are situated within an 83-acre (34 ha) park, at Richmond Terrace, on the North Shore of Staten Island. The architecture of the buildings here are in various designs including Greek revival, Beaux Arts, Victorian, and Italianate. Opened in 1833, it was initially the home for retired mariners, reaching its peak in the late 19th century with nearly 1,000 retired sailors living here.
Snug Harbor, Staten Island (New York City)

19th century buildings in Snug Harbor by Dmadeo

By the 1950s, Snug Harbor entered into a period of decline with the last few retired sailors cared here until the 1960s. Snug Harbor was eventually designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and opened to the public in 1976 as Snug Harbor Cultural Center. In 2008, Snug Harbor merged with Staten Island Botanical Garden. Today, Snug Harbor is a gem of history and culture, and a historic district of New York City. Its buildings have been converted into museums, galleries, venue for performances, and grounds beautifully landscaped.

The Noble Maritime Collection is home to a collection of exhibits and artwork devoted to New York Harbor. The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art holds exhibits by both U.S. and international artists. The Staten Island Children’s Museum has plenty of interactive exhibits and workshops for kids to enjoy. The Music Hall is an 850-seat theater and the venue for performing arts and concert performances. The Staten Island Botanical Garden is also situated here, occupying 53 acres (21 ha) of woodland and with 20 different themed gardens.
Botanic Garden at Snug Harbor, Staten Island (New York City)

Botanic Garden at Snug Harbor Jim Henderson


Location: 914 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York, NY 10301

Website: Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Tel: 718-448-2500

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