Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass - SAVE $5

Available with: FLEX Pass, Day Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $5

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

The site was originally developed in 1801 as “a haven for aged, decrepit and worn out sailors”.

At its peak, it boasted a working farm, dairy, bakery, chapel, sanatorium, hospital, music hall and cemetery before closing and becoming derelict. Thankfully, the five stately Greek Revival fronted buildings and the chapel were listed on the National Register of Historic Places and saved from demolition.

Eventually, the location became a regional arts center and in 2008, Snug Harbor Cultural Center merged with the Staten Island Botanical Gardens to create the attraction it is today.

This cultural and horticultural hub has 28 buildings and extensive gardens covering 83 acres, where New Yorkers and tourists come to recharge their batteries and be inspired by history, architecture, environmental science and the visual and performing arts.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Garden with The Sightseeing Pass

  • A peaceful place to recharge, heal, rejuvenate and contemplate
  • A lesser-known gem of an attraction in beautiful surroundings
  • Children’s museum and great eateries make for a great day out
  • The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden is the only garden of its kind on the East Coast

What You Get

The Sightseeing Pass grants you free admission to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Hours & Admission


Daily: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Please note: Snug Harbor Cultural Center is temporarily closed until the end of March. The Botanical Garden remains open.

How To Redeem

Present your Pass at the Ticket desk

Getting There

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301


    Closest Bus Stop

    • Narrows Rd N/Richmond Rd – (S53 from Manhattan)
    • Staten Island Ferry followed by Bus S40 or S44

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