From the Front Gate of the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead
Private tours of the 360-year-old Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead are available by appointment only.
Admission is $50.00 per person (minimum 2 people) payable in advance by check, credit card or PayPal. Please make your checks out to Marion Duckworth Smith and mail to:
Marion Duckworth Smith
7803 19th Road
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
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About the Tours
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.
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!
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