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The Conference House

298 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307-2102
+1 718-984-6046
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Southernmost point in NY State and very historical site!

The Conference House and the surrounding site is worth exploring. Walking on the trails by the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Richie B
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Naples, Florida
A chore to get to, but a very nice tour

I used public transportation to get around New York, That worked well most of the time, but it was... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
dmbia
,
Iowa
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Benjamin Franklin and John Adams met at this house early in the Revolutionary War with British Admiral Richard Howe to discuss whether an end to the war could be negotiated.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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298 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307-2102
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Conference House and the surrounding site is worth exploring. Walking on the trails by the visitors center was really relaxing, right on the waterfront, even saw a friendly groundhog and this is NYC...LOL! The Conference House was a $4 admission and we got a...More

Thank Richie B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I used public transportation to get around New York, That worked well most of the time, but it was quite a chore to get to the extreme southern end of Staten Island. The options are basically taking the Staten Island Railroad to the end of...More

Thank dmbia
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Beautiful grounds at the absolute southernmost point of New York State. Unfortunately, the waterfront gazebo and observation deck was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The views are still magnificent. You can see the Great Beds Lighthouse from here and see ships entering the Arthur Kill.

Thank MikRiano
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The Conference House is rich in history, going back to Colonial America where the British& Americans tried to come to terms during the American Revolution. Every September , members of the Conference House get dressed in colonial American clothing and do a re enactment of...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is the place where a meeting between the British and the American Patriots took place in an effort to end hostilities.

Thank majgrant
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Growing up in Tottenville Staten Island i have always loved going outside to the parks to play with my friends and to ride my bike by the beach. Every day in the summer i would ride my bike to Conference hourse park at least for...More

Thank Lauro P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The park is clean and has nice views of the water. great place to go hike through the trails, play at the park or have a picnic.

Thank Keri1986
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I went by Staten Island Railway to Tottenville for a tour of this historic place. This is where the Revolutionary Peace Conference of 1776 took place between John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and other historical figures..

1  Thank shri5
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Conference Hoise is a pivotal piece of history that remains true to its origins, if you like history this is a great place to visit, overlooking raritan bay you can walk the beach to the southernmost part of new york state.

Thank 317timothyr
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view from top of the hill . Especially love the video they show inside . It explains a lot of the history that happened there.

Thank Adriana C
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