Richmond Town Independence Day Celebration

Sat Jul 1, 2023 - Sun Jul 2, 2023
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Repeating every days through July 2, 2023.
10:00am to 4:00pm ET
Age: All
Price: $15/person; $20/2-day pass
Historic Richmond Town

Celebrate our nation’s independence with old-fashioned family fun! Visit Historic Richmond Town for home-churned ice cream, a patriotic pinwheel parade, and an inspirational reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Talk with costumed interpreters inside the historic Guyon-Lake-Tysen farmhouse and visit historic tradespeople in New York City’s living history village.


  • Sign your name to the Declaration of Independence.
  • Visit historic houses and shops for live demonstrations of historic trades, including tinsmithing, hearth cooking, and more.
  • Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk regales audiences with Staten Island Seas Stories & Sea Monsters.
  • Participate in a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence and march in a Patriot’s Parade through the center of Town.
  • Meet living historians portraying George Washington and Betsy Ross.
  • Learn about the science behind old fashioned fireworks
  • Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show re-creates the midway amusements of the 19th century, with shows all day.

Special Features Each Day:

July 1: Live patriotic music by the Richmond County Orchestra. Then, ring in the Declaration of Independence with a special bell-ringing by Natalia Paruz (TheSawLady).

July 2: The New Jersey Fife and Drum Corps lead the Patriot’s Parade!

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.