Once part of a sprawling farm, this 83-acre community is now a popular spot to see maritime art, frolic in the Children's Museum (statenislandkids.org), or take a stroll through lush gardens.
Made up of 28 mostly restored historic buildings, Snug Harbor's center is a row of mid-19th-century Greek Revival temples. Main Hall—the oldest building on the property—is home to the Eleanor Proske Visitors Center ($5, including Newhouse Center), which
has exhibits on art and Snug Harbor's history. The adjacent Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (718/425–3524, $5, including visitor center) shows multidisciplinary videos, mixed media, and performances. Next door at the Noble Maritime Collection (718/447–6490 www.noblemaritime.org, entrance by donation) an old seamen's dormitory is now a museum of ocean-inspired artwork.
From the Staten Island Ferry terminal, take the S40 bus 2 miles (about seven minutes) to the Snug Harbor Road stop. Or grab a car service at the ferry terminal. (The ride should cost you $5–$8.)
1000 Richmond Terr., between Snug Harbor Rd. and Tyson Ave., Staten Island, New York, 10301, United States