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The Conference House

298 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307-2102
+1 718-984-6046
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still one of the borough's great historical attractions

during the american revolution, ben franklin and his team did shanghai the british while meeting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael R
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Staten Island, New York
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The Conference House dates back to the Revolutionary War. It is one of the oldest buildings on... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Peter F
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Staten Island, New York
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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.
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298 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307-2102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

during the american revolution, ben franklin and his team did shanghai the british while meeting here. period rooms and artifacts are in tact. biggest reservations, though, is that is located a good 75 minute bus or train ride from si ferry, and hours are erratic.....More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 20 December 2017

The Conference House dates back to the Revolutionary War. It is one of the oldest buildings on Staten Island. It has a rich history and ice grounds. it is at the extreme southern tip of Staten Island.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 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

1  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

1  Thank dmbia
Reviewed 26 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.

1  Thank MikRiano
Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 19 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 28 February 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 25 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
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