From the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead Front Gardens

From the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead Gardens

Upcoming Tours - June 2017

The following tours of the 360-year-old Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead are planned for June 2017:

Saturday, June 3rd at 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 18th at 3:00 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 24th at 3:00 PM

Private tours are also available by appointment. Please email for more information.

Admission is $25.00 per person payable in advance. Please make checks out to Marion Duckworth Smith and mail to:

Marion Duckworth Smith
7803 19th Road
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Please RSVP, including date(s) and names of attendees, by email to as soon as possible because space is limited. Private tours are also available by appointment for $50.00 per person, minimum 2 people.

Folks are free to stroll thru the garden and take photos. A diagram of the cemetery with the inscriptions of all 132 tombstones is included with the tour. A walk thru of the downstairs living quarters will be given by Mrs. Smith as well. Marionís book, The Romantic Garden, will be available for purchase.

Marion Chalkware
The Homestead is the oldest private dwelling in New York City and is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

Additional displays on view include Marionís Collection of Carnival Chalkware Snow Whites, Carousel Artifacts, Broadway Theatrical Memorabilia, and, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of WWI, the Ascenzi Family History.

Hope to see you soon!

Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

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Last Updated May 12, 2017.

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