Visits by appointment only
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
in Port Richmond.
Experience 350 years of History in 1.3 acres.
Their Congregation, continuous since 1656, played a pivotal role in the American Revolution,
especially Joshua Mersereau, cited by the CIA as a founder of American Intelligence.
Their member, Cornelius Vanderbilt, created a fortune still one of the largest in US history
while shaping our modern world.
Explore the 1696 Burial Place, 1844 Greek Revival style Church and 1898 Victorian style Annex
(designed by a close associate of Harry Houdini).
Linger to browse through the 1696 Baptismal Book (you'll recognize 120+ Staten Island street names).
The 1923 inventory of 704 Gravestone Inscriptions from the Burial Place
reveals that their ancestors faced huge challenges in their lives -- like we are now.
Among their stories: Creating this nation with George Washington, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and Lafayette.
Making movies with Wu Tang Clan and Golden Globe winner, Ramy Youssef.
Call 1-718-442-7393 to arrange a day and time
Staten Island Ferry ->
A short drive West of the Staten Island Ferry S40 bus 20 minutes Park Avenue Stop
Take the #1 train to South Ferry, the R/W train to Whitehall, or the #4/5 train to Bowling Green for the Staten Island Ferry.
Ferry, take the S40 bus.