Fodor's Expert Review Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

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Tuscan Garden, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA

One of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 83-acre site—with four museums, 26 buildings, nine gardens, 10 acres of wetlands, and a 2-acre farm—is an ideal place to enjoy nature, history, and the arts. All of its on-site attractions can be visited (and, if applicable, ticketed) independently of each other.

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is the largest and oldest contemporary art gallery on Staten Island and exhibits vibrant, dynamic displays of local and international artwork, all housed in Snug Harbor’s oldest landmarked Greek Revival building. Among the unique botanical gardens is the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, the first authentic classical outdoor scholar’s garden in North America, made with Ming Dynasty-era design and traditional construction methods. Enjoy the Staten Island Children's Museum, or visit the Staten Island Museum, with exhibits spanning art, history, and science. The... READ MORE

One of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 83-acre site—with four museums, 26 buildings, nine gardens, 10 acres of wetlands, and a 2-acre farm—is an ideal place to enjoy nature, history, and the arts. All of its on-site attractions can be visited (and, if applicable, ticketed) independently of each other.

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is the largest and oldest contemporary art gallery on Staten Island and exhibits vibrant, dynamic displays of local and international artwork, all housed in Snug Harbor’s oldest landmarked Greek Revival building. Among the unique botanical gardens is the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, the first authentic classical outdoor scholar’s garden in North America, made with Ming Dynasty-era design and traditional construction methods. Enjoy the Staten Island Children's Museum, or visit the Staten Island Museum, with exhibits spanning art, history, and science. The Noble Maritime Collection maintains historic collections specific to Staten Island and Snug Harbor's maritime past. Events, performances, and cultural celebrations occur regularly throughout campus.

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Quick Facts

1000 Richmond Terr.
Staten Island, New York  10301, USA

718-448–2500

www.snug-harbor.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Grounds and Botanical Gardens free; Scholar\'s Garden $5, Newhouse Center $5, Staten Island Children\'s Museum $8, Staten Island Museum $8 suggested, Noble Maritime Museum, pay what you wish, Children\'s Museum closed Mon. Staten Island Museum closed Mon. and Tues. New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden closed Mon. (summer–fall); Mon., Thurs. (winter–spring). Newhouse Center closed Jan.–Mar.; Mon., Tues. (Apr.–Nov.); Mon.–Wed. (Dec.). Noble Maritime Collection closed Mon.–Wed.

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