Staten Island is rich with history that dates back over 10,000 years. Over the course of time, there have been several homes with historical significance to the area and those who have lived here. Nowadays, these homes are historical museums, which offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the neighborhood and culture of the residents of the past.
Below are five of the most historic Staten Island homes turned museums.
Alice Austen House – Rosebank
The Alice Austen House dates back to its construction in the 1600’s. Originally a Dutch farmhouse, the property began to decline in quality, and in the mid 1800’s was purchased by New York City merchant, John Haggerty Austen. The property was restored over time, recapturing its essence and…