Garibaldi-Meucci Museum| Historical Homes|

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 10:00am.

This house was built around the 1840s in the Gothic revival style.  This house is located in Rosebank, Staten Island. The first to live here was Antonio Meucci and his wife Esther Meucci, they rented out their home to others. A short while after Giuseppe Garibaldi came to the US and Meucci offered him a place at his home and the two began working in Meuccis candle factory together. Soon after Garibaldi left Staten island to head back to Italy in 1854. Garibaldi was in the Italian military and he helped to unify Italy and soon his name was recognized all over the world.  In 1882, Garibaldi passed away and two years later a plaque was placed on the front door of the house in Rosebank.  When his dear friend Meucci died, the house was passed on to the Italian community and is currently a memorial for Garibaldi.  In 1956 the house was fully restored and open to the public. the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is now a National Landmark owned by the Order Sons of Italy in America. So, next time you're in Staten island feel free to stop by the museum; open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm.  Admission is $10 per person though members and children under 10 years of age are free! 

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