Staten Island: A World Beyond the Ferry
Tourism video highlightingStaten Island’s cultural and natural attractions.
Produced by Ed Burke and Andy Levison, Staten Island Borough President’s Office
Narrated by Ken Dashow
Run Time: 8 minutes, 52 seconds

Alice Austen House

Credit: Chris J. Johns

One of America's earliest and most accomplished female photographers, Alice Austen (1866-1952) captured more than 8,000 photographs over the course of her fascinating life.

Casa Belvedere

Credit: Casa Belvedere

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve, promote and celebrate the legacy of our ancestors by offering a myriad of cultural and educational activities, programs and special events to the public at large.

Conference House Park

Credit: Bill Paciello

A Revolutionary History. Conference House Park is a great destination for both nature and history buffs. This 267-acre site features four historic buildings from Staten Island's history.

Fort Wadsworth

Credit: Vinnie Amesse

One of the Oldest Military Sites in the U.S. Built along the high ground of the Narrows is Fort Wadsworth, a formidable structure that has guarded New York City for over 200 years.

Historic Richmond Town

Credit: Michael Falco

New York City's only historic village is a collection of 28 landmarked buildings in a park-like setting. Visitors can stroll through this open-air museum and experience life the 17th century until today.

Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication

Credit: Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication

Founded by a marine service company that dealt with sales and service for the marine industry for over 30 years, the Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication  is comprised of a historically significant collection of maritime navigation and communication equipment and has made in available in its exhibits.

National Lighthouse Museum

Credit: The National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum is a portal to the past, as numerous exhibits preserve and share an important part of American history.

Noble Maritime Collection

Credit: Michael Falco

Harboring the Life’s work of a Local Artist. The Noble Maritime Collection is a museum and archive located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Sandy Ground Historical Society Library Museum

Credit: Vinnie Amesse

The Underground Railroad makes a stop on Staten Island. As the oldest continuously inhabited free Black settlement in the United States, Sandy Ground is a place of great historical significance.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Credit: Michael Falco

The Smithsonian of Staten Island. In one day at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, you can visit art galleries, stroll beautiful gardens, sample the cultures of both Italy and China, and learn local maritime history.

St. George Theatre

The St. George Theatre opened in 1929 as a vaudeville and movie palace. During the day, the magnificent lobby of this historic theatre is open to visitors to marvel at the ornate Spanish/Italian interior design, winding staircases and oversized chandeliers.

Staten Island Children’s Museum

Credit: Michael Falco

Where can kids explore a pirate ship, drive a dogsled through the tundra, and crawl through a giant ant hill? At the SI Children's Museum! It’s a Smile-a-Minute!

Staten Island Museum

Credit: Amessé Photography

Science, Art, and History – Just Two Blocks from the Ferry Fossils, paintings and curiosities in jars: These are just some of the marvels that can be found at the Staten Island Museum.

Staten Island Zoo

Credit: Michael Falco

The Best Little Zoo in America! The Staten Island Zoo offers a delightful peek into the world of wildlife. Home to endangered Amur Leopards and frolicking fossas, the Zoo provides a safe habitat for some of your favorite animals.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Credit: Vinnie Amesse

In the 19th century, Staten Island was home to two notable Italian political refugees: Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary.

Tibetan Museum

Credit: Michael Falco

Founded in 1945, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art was the result of one woman's passion for the ancient art and culture of Tibet. Pay a visit to Tibet, without a Sherpa!