Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond TownCelebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town

Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town is your go-to destination for an exciting summer filled with family-friendly events, historical experiences, and unforgettable celebrations. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s happening this season! Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town.

Independence Day Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 10 am-4 pm

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Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town
Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town

Get ready to celebrate our nation’s independence with old-fashioned fun at Historic Richmond Town! This event promises a memorable day with costumed interpreters, a chance to sign your name to a copy of the Declaration of Independence, and demonstrations of 19th-century fireworks. Enjoy delicious food, cold beer, patriotic music, and Revolutionary-era musket demonstrations. Bring your family and friends to join in the festivities!

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Experience Living History at the Open Village

Dates: Wednesday-Sunday
Time: 11 am-4 pm
Duration: Now through August 25

Step into the past with our Open Village, where Historical Interpreters bring history to life across our campus. Explore the daily lives of 19th-century Staten Islanders through engaging talks and demonstrations. Learn about trades, political life, 1850s fashion, and the experiences of Native people 300 years ago. Don’t miss this immersive, hands-on historical experience right here in Staten Island!

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Enjoy Free Concerts with Carnegie Hall Citywide

Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

Historic Richmond Town is thrilled to partner with Carnegie Hall Citywide for a series of free concerts this summer. Join us on the porch of the General Store for a live performance by the Gotham Brass Quintet. Enjoy a diverse celebration of sounds from across the country and around the globe in this unique, open-air concert setting.

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Don’t Miss the Richmond County Fair

Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town
Celebrate Independence Day and Summer Events at Historic Richmond Town

Dates: Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2
Time: 12 pm -8 pm

Save the date for Staten Island’s annual Richmond County Fair, the biggest community celebration and fundraiser at Historic Richmond Town! The fair features music, food, rides, living history demonstrations, shopping, contests, and much more. Tickets go on sale August 1. We are currently accepting vendor registrations and entries for our Locally Grown Contest.

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Cool Off with Dining at Historic Richmond Town

While you’re visiting Historic Richmond Town, don’t forget to stop by Egger’s Ice Cream for a refreshing treat or Main Street Coffee for a delicious wrap, salad, or waffle. Satisfy your cravings and enjoy a tasty break during your summer adventures.

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Discover the Object of the Month: Souvenir Ribbon from the Pan-American Exposition

Our featured object of the month is a stunning souvenir ribbon from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. This beautiful ribbon, created with the latest weaving technology of the time, features the music and lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a waving American flag. This memento is a testament to the enduring popularity of our national anthem, decades before it was officially designated.


Experience the best of summer at Historic Richmond Town! With a variety of events and activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit Historic Richmond Town for more information and to purchase tickets for these exciting events. Don’t miss out on the fun—make your summer unforgettable!