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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.
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.
It's haunted. I attended a seance there years ago. A very cool place to visit.
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.
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.
In 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge unsuccessfully negotiated with Lord Howe to end the Revolutionary War at Conference House.
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.
Historic Conference House is open Fri-Sun, 1-4pm from April-December. Admission is $3 for adults & $2 for students and seniors.
Only surviving pre-Revolutionary War manor house in New York City; site of unsuccessful peace conference in 1776
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!
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.