Snug Harbor: A Marvel of Adaptive Reuse
Join us for a tour of one of the largest and most ambitions adaptive reuse projects in the country: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.
Sailors Snug Harbor was established in 1833 as Americas first charitable institution devoted to the care of retired seamen. When financial pressures forced Snug Harbor to relocate over a century later, the institution left behind a remarkable assemblage of Greek revival and Victorian buildings located on 130 verdant acres overlooking New York Harbor. The City of New York acquired the site in the 1970s and established the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, providing artists studios, performance halls and exhibit spaces.
Your tours discussion will involve the history of the site, urban architectural preservation, the aesthetics of monumentalism, and a thousand and one unique design elements of our landmarked buildings.
Meet outside of Building C at the beginning of the tour.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (View)
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building C
Staten Island, NY 10301
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|