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The Conference House

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Christmas Tour of House and Marketplace

Visited this house during the one day Christmas House Tour and Market. The house is located on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
Walking trails all around the Conference House.

You can either walk, run or bike along the trails. The exhibits are always very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
DiFred
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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 1 week ago

Visited this house during the one day Christmas House Tour and Market. The house is located on beautiful grounds with a fantastic water view, which unfortunately was obscured by fog and rain on our visit. This colonial house was decorated for Christmas, with costumed guides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area, not much offered. Nice beach access by the park. The house itself is a little interesting. The gardens are small. There was a meeting here that accomplished nothing. Other then that you have an old house and a nice hunk of land.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

You can either walk, run or bike along the trails. The exhibits are always very interesting and they change often. Right now they have a Daughters of the Revolution exhibit. The Conference House sits up on a hill overlooking the Arthur Kill Waterway. Very peaceful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DiFred
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The Billop House or Conference House is a wonderful spot to visit. Steeped in history with beautiful surroundings, you can spend an afternoon relaxing and viewing the house and grounds. Take Hylan Blvd to Tottenville at the southernmost end of the island and enjoy. Recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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