NYC Parks

Conference House Park

Park and History Museum
Tottenville, Staten Island
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    Ranked #2 for parks in Staten Island
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    Visit Staten Island V.
    "historic peace treaty attempt during the Revolutionary War."(4 Tips)
    Visit Staten Island V.
    "Try to find the South Pole!"(2 Tips)
    Ryan E.
    "Amazing views of New Jersey and the waterways surrounding the island"(4 Tips)
    Anthony P.
    "Great trails"(3 Tips)
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  • south pole
  • scenic views
  • southernmost point
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  • Visit Staten Island V.
    Located at the southernmost point of NY State. This expansive park has trails, a 2.5 mile beach, historic buildings, and more. One of Staten Island's Kayak Launch Points. Try to find the South Pole!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EngFebruary 16, 2012
    Great park built around the historical Conference House! Amazing views of New Jersey and the waterways surrounding the island, pack a lunch and have a quiet place for a picnic.
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkDecember 26, 2012
    Did you know? This is known as the site of failed peace talks in 1776 between Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge of the Continental Army and the British to avert the Revolutionary War.
  • Visit Staten Island V.
    Site of a historic peace treaty attempt during the Revolutionary War. There are reenactments every year. Also, over 200 acres of parkland and trails to explore.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 9, 2013
    In 1776 British Admiral Howe called a peace conference here in an effort to end the revolution. The talks failed when Howe couldn’t offer independence, and the war lasted seven more years.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJanuary 27, 2012
    Stroll along the beach with your beloved while the sun shines, and enjoy views of the Raritan Bay from the romantically lit pavilion after the sun sets.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesSeptember 28, 2012
    In 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge unsuccessfully negotiated with Lord Howe to end the Revolutionary War at Conference House. Read more
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    Amanda RitchieFebruary 28, 2016
    The view, the running paths, and the beach.
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    The Staten Island Peace Conference was held here on Sept 11, 1776, which unsuccessfully attempted to end the American Revolutionary War. It's the only pre-Revolutionary house still surviving in NYC.
  • Exú
    ExúDecember 31, 2012
    It's haunted. I attended a seance there years ago. A very cool place to visit.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 1, 2017
    Nice park with significant historical buildings.
  • Kirsten T.
    Kirsten TeasdaleMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Historic Conference House is open Fri-Sun, 1-4pm from April-December. Admission is $3 for adults & $2 for students and seniors.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 27, 2013
    Only surviving pre-Revolutionary War manor house in New York City; site of unsuccessful peace conference in 1776
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 18, 2011
    Visit NYC’s South Pole! Look out at the water at Conference House Park, the southernmost point in New York City! Read more
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa Scott-PorazzoAugust 10, 2014
    The views are beautiful
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PravatoSeptember 2, 2013
    Great trails
  • Cristo L.heart icon on user image
    Cristo LeonJuly 10, 2015
    Tienes que visitarla. Las vistas son geniales y la historia mas
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