In 1728, a village was established in this neighborhood- and it has been preserved as a hallmark of New York history as an outdoor museum referred to as Historic Richmond Town. The campus is made up of some 30 historic buildings and plays host to a number of seasonal events and festivals.
One such structure is the 3rd County Courthouse, with its large white pillars, which was actually in use until 1919 (when a new one in St. George replaced it). Visitors can take guided tours of the complex almost year-round and even witness old demonstrations by volunteers in costume.
Richmondtown also contains a branch of the New York Public Library as well as a cemetery of the Hebrew Free Burial Society and the Church of St. Andrew, which is nationally registered as a historic destination.