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

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

Tours - 2022

Private tours of the Homestead are now being offered on a limited basis. Tours begin at 3:00 PM and last approximately 1.5 hours including the garden, the cemetery and the downstairs rooms. The price is $50.00 per person.

To reserve space, please email

Stay tuned here for updates.


More 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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