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The Bowne House Historical Society was founded in 1946 by a group of local Flushing residents who opened it to the public as a museum.It is a treasure in the midst of Flushing. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is...More
The Bowne House dates back to the 1600s. Everything inside is well preserved and the guides are very knowledgeable. It tells the stories of the Bowne family and how the Parsons family who married into their family. Both have streets named after them that run...More
The Flushing Remonstrance was a 1657 petition to Director-General of New Netherland Peter Stuyvesant asking that freedom of Religion be granted was signed here. An important processor of the First Amendment. The building is in poor shape.
If you are staying at the Marco Laguardia Hotel (which I have reviewed previously) I would recommend you visit both the Friends Meeting House (directly across Northern Blvd from the hotel) and the Bowne House (roughly 4 blocks further away). In the days of Nieuw...More
The Bowne House has for a decade or so not been really set up for visitors. But with a bit of persistence, a visit is possible, with advance coordination by phone or email. The wood-frame house was built in 1661, and is considered the second-oldest...More
It is a little bit disappointed for the trip. There is no access to the building as construction is going on. The tall fences are all around the site, giving you a hard time even to get a glimpse of the building. It might be...More
The Bowne House has preserved the original artifacts. You walked through history as you walked through the place. It was interesting to see how history was made.This trip is for families, older students, and history buffs. It is a no touch display. Great house to...More