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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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“snug harbor”(75 reviews)
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of...more
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 646-630-9420
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 September 2012

My cousin was married in the garden so beautiful the reception hall amazing. Every English style garden. When she walked between the large fountains it was like watching a movie. So beautiful

4  Thank Melissa D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If I was a tourist I would be very disappointed . The pond is disgusting green slime water. The Neptune fountain is in dire need of an overhaul. Half the time the water isn't even on. The buildings are in the midst of being overhauled....More

3  Thank NewYorkGemini
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a sailors retirement home taken over by the city. Lots of property and could be so much more but as is typical with the city of New York, they put money into it and then let it go to crap. Nice place to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snug Harbir has a very relaxing atmosphere. The gardens have a variety of plants and flowers and the hot house is a very interesting place to walk through.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Staten Island Ferry, then the S40 bus (less than a ten minute ride to the 'Sailors SH Gate stop', runs every 15 minutes - your metro card works). When you get off you will be across the street from the entrance. The buildings...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a ver large place but there is plenty to see arround. We just saw tge gardens and the Chinese scholars garden. We liked it a lot. Check out the different patterns in the floors all made with tge same materials

Thank Juan Carlos F
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Snug Harbor takes a bit of time to get to depending on where you are in the city, but the connections are easy. Take the Staten Island ferry, always fun and free; then a short bus ride gets you to the center. The history of...More

1  Thank clayt0np
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Went to Snug Harbor with my grandchildren...They absolutely loved it...They enjoyed all the different sights at the center...Had fun participating and touching the exhibits...We loved the restaurant there...it certainly made for a joyful day.

1  Thank theresaarcher44
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place is easy to get to from the Staten Island ferry. One bus ride ,about10 minutes or so.There are several buildings to walk around and look at. The grounds are huge, full of gardens,fountains ,a greenhouse and even a castle.In the back area,there is...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This summer has seen a big improvement in the upkeep and programs presented at Snug Harbor. The other night, 8/25 a free concert was offered and it was excellent. These are the kind of events which are perfect for the Center. Free music under the...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Who needs Manhattan when we have a great cultural center on Staten Island. Beautiful buildings, great Chineese Garden, and a lovely place to hang out.

Thank cooldad205
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The number one place to visit on Staten Island! This is truly a Staten Island's secret gem of a place. There is actually quite a bit to do and see here! The Chinese Scholar's garden and Botanical Gardens, The S,I. Museum, Noble Maritime collection, Newhouse...More

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Response from Tati S | Reviewed this property |
There is no bike rental at the Staten Island side of the ferry, but there is a provision for bikes on the ferry. They load by the lower level and it is clearly marked and convenient. Due to construction and bike share lanes... More
29 June 2016|
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Response from pariholly | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking FREE ALL FREE
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Response from patrickdoyle148 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant right across the the from Snug Harbor Cultural Facility: The name is "Blu" and this is the fourth restaurant to be opened by the DiNoi Restaurant Group. As well, at the Staten Island side of the ferry... More