Conference House

Address: 7455 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10307
Contact: Denice Schindler
Phone: 718-984-6046

The mission of The Conference House Association is to preserve, protect and maintain the historic houses of Conference House Park, while educating the public about their history.

The Conference House, built c. 1680, by Christopher Billopp, a Royal Navy captain, is located at the southernmost tip of New York State, overlooking Raritan Bay. It is named for the Revolutionary War peace conference that was held there on September 11, 1776 with John Adams, Edward Rutledge and Benjamin Franklin representing the Continental Congress, and Admiral Lord Richard Howe representing King George III of England. No agreement was reached and the war continued for another seven years.

In the early 1920's, this stately manor house was about to be razed. But through the efforts of a group of concerned citizens, The Conference House Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1927 and the house was saved.

The Conference House is a National Historic and New York City Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only pre-Revolutionary manor house still surviving in New York City.

The house is open for guided tours from April through early December. Group and school class tours are available by appointment. Special events are held throughout the year.

Mailing Address:
The Conference House Association
P.O. Box 171
Staten Island, NY 10307

For more information or to register for any of the programs, please call 718-984-6046 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   718-984-6046 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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