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1696 Burial Ground                     1844 Sanctuary                             1898 Annex

 Wander 1.3 Acres                        Greek Revival.       Victorian Style Sunday School

                                                                          

PANDEMIC VERSION

Socially Distant TOURS

By Appointment  Call 1-718-442-7393

    

 1656-2020    364 Years of Folklore    

Take a leisurely guided tour of the 1696 Burial Place, 1844 Greek Revival Church and 1898 Victorian Annex (designed by a close associate of Harry Houdini).  

Linger to browse through our 1696 Baptismal Book and the 1923 Burial Place Inventory.  Read between the lines to learn how our ancestors faced the challenges in their lives.  See movies being made.   

           Folk Legends                                   Folk Art

         History, up close and personal,                    Gravestones reveal hearts & minds 

                    the way it was lived.                                                across the centuries.

Historic Reenactors:  gossip with the ancestors who fashioned our world.

One of NYC's oldest cemeteries    Interactive Exhibits * Genealogy Desk 

Rose & Crown Tavern

food * beverages * libations

AVAILABLE

featuring colonial beers

Kick back in our version of a Colonial Tavern

Where the American Revolution was fomented

Where the British first read the Declaration of Independence

Where American Revolution Vets traded war stories

How "Crazy History" got its name

In 2018 Daniel J. Watts, 

original "Hamilton" cast member,

seven-time Broadway performer,

currently starring

as Ike Turner in TINA, the Musical

treated us to three original raps. 

 

It was his first trip to Staten Island.

 

When Watts found out that Aaron Burr

died across the street he was amazed,

 

"THAT'S CRAZY!!"

 

Yes Daniel, it's crazy

 -- that so much of Dutch

Staten Island history, is untold!!!

Image from August 9, 2018  Projectivity Gala.

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