Credit: Bill Paciello
A Revolutionary History
Conference House Park is a great destination for both nature and history buffs. This 267-acre site features four historic buildings from Staten Island's history. The Conference House, the Billopp House, the Ward House and Rutan-Beckett House all tell of New York's, and America's, past.
History surrounds you as you stroll along beautifully kept pathways. Nearby is the Conference House, name for an unsuccessful Revolutionary War peace attempt. Held between a British delegation and John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin on September 11, 1776, no agreement was reached and the war continued for another seven years.
In addition to historic landmarks and breathtaking views, the park also boasts a newly refurbished playground, a Visitors Center, 2.5 miles of beach, paths for hiking and biking, and a "South Pole," which marks New York's southernmost point.
The Conference House is open for guided tours Friday through Sunday, 1pm-4pm from the first weekend in April to mid-December.
Free entry during tour hours listed above. Admission rates apply to group tours and school groups.
7455 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
718.984.6046 Directions View Website