From the Front Gate of the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

From the Front Gate of the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

Tours - 2020

Currently there are no group tours for 2020. Private tours may still be scheduled. Please see below for more information.

Admission for private tours 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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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.

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.

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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Open House TV Segment on Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead
In case you missed it, here is the full segment on NBC's Open House NYC from Sunday, August 19th! @OpenHouseTV @Sara_Gore


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Last Updated October 29, 2020.

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