Conference House

7455 Hylan Boulevard

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.


Tricia Cardone

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
When I was a kid I would visit the conference house and got to learn alot about the history behind it. Kid friendly beautiful place.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
Absolutely beautiful!! Lovely people who maintain the house and that are on the comitee...beautiful grounds and beach. Who doesn't love history? A must see and you can join to help keep it there for generations to come .plus they have lovely festivities too!!

Mike Caldera

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
One of the oldest places in New York City and one the best places to visit.

Sarah Phillips

Friday, March 17, 2017
Beautiful park with wonderful views. The interior isn't always open, but you really feel the history when it is. Another fantastic feature is the park/beach right next to it, with great and easy walking trails. Parking is always easy, even if the park parking is closed.

Sebastian Sinisterra

Friday, June 2, 2017
A Historic Spot that's well maintained and surrounded by a beautiful park.