1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
Staten Island Ferry, then the S40/S90 bus from the ferry terminal.
Grounds open daily dawn-dusk.
Grounds: free; Buildings: vary, check website.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If a wheelchair is needed, call 718-448-2500. For more information, see the accessibility section of Snug Harbor's Visit page.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 718-448-2500; Box Office, 718-815-7684.
S.I. Children's Museum
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
An arts center and botanical garden on Staten Island with the finest collection of Greek Revival buildings in the U.S.
Located on the North Shore of Staten Island, Snug Harbor Cultural Center is the primary educational and cultural destination on Staten Island. A delightfully unexpected oasis in New York City, after a quick and free ride on the Staten Island Ferry, visitors can stroll through its shaded paths and immerse themselves in art, theater, dance and serene and picturesque gardens.
The 83-acre site includes rows of waterfront buildings designated as National Historic Landmarks, due to their perfect representation of the Greek Revival style. These beautiful and elegant buildings, once a refuge for "decrepit and worn-out seamen," now house art organizations, galleries and performance spaces. These include the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, which showcases emerging artists and is home to a nationally-acclaimed sculpture garden; Veterans Memorial Hall a venue for theatrical performance; and the Staten Island's Children Museum, an adventureland for both children and adults. Complementing the buildings are the many ponds, gardens, and manicured lawns of the Staten Island Botanical Garden. For visitors interested in history, the Noble Maritime Collection includes historic lithographs, paintings, photographs and an eclectic compilation of maritime memorabilia.
Founded by retired sea Captain Robert Randall, Sailor's Snug Harbor was meant to be located on Randall's rural estate in what is today Greenwich Village, Manhattan. However, by the time of his death the area around his estate had changed dramatically and Snug Harbor's Trustees chose to sell the land for profit and house the retired sailors on Staten Island.
Things to Do
History, visual arts, performing arts, festivals and horticulture. See Snug Harbor calendar for events.