Staten Island, New York: Museum to the Italian Who Italians Believe Invented the Telephone

The memory of inventor (and Alexander Graham Bell spoiler) Antonio Meucci is kept alive by the Order Sons of Italy in America, who own the museum.
Address:
420 Tomkins Ave., Staten Island, NY
Directions:
FROM WEST: I-278/Staten Island Expressway to Clove Road/Richmond Road. exit. Follow service road to fifth traffic light. Bear left onto Hylan Blvd. Turn left at light at Tompkins Avenue. Museum is on the left at Chestnut Avenue. FROM THE EAST: Immediately after THE Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll plaza, exit Hylan Blvd. Bear right at second light onto Hylan Blvd. At next light, turn left onto Tompkins Avenue. Museum is on left at Chestnut Avenue.
Hours:
Tu-Su 1-5 pm (Call to verify)
Phone:
718-442-1608
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Garibaldi/Meucci museum

This is a house that was turned into a museum, that Garibaldi (an italian Freedom fighter) and Meucci (the person who really invented the telephone, years before Bell) once lived in. The museum is all about them. It is definitely not an all-day trip, but it is really great for a "Hey, lets' go here" trip.

[Joseph. P., 11/07/2003]

The memory of inventor Antonio Meucci is kept alive by the Order Sons of Italy in America, who own the museum.

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