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Conference House Park

Pittsville St., Hylan Blvd. Richard Ave.

Staten Island

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Conference House Park is a great destination for both park and history buffs.  Located at the southernmost point of New York State, this park houses four historic buildings that trace the history of the borough over the course of three centuries. The Conference House, the Biddle House, the Ward House and Rutan-Beckett House all tell of a New York and an America of the past.

The Conference House, a grand stone manor house built in 1680, is named for the unsuccessful Revolutionary War peace conference that was held here on September 11, 1776 between the Americans and the English. Despite their negotiations to end the fighting, no agreement was reached and the Revolutionary War continued for another seven years.

In addition to its historic landmarks and its breathtaking views of the Raritan Bay, the 265-acre park boasts a newly refurbished playground, a Visitors Center, expanded paths and hiking and biking trails. Another great park destination is the “South Pole,” marking the southernmost point of New York State.

Prepare your brain for a day of beautiful sights and historical facts!

 

Events

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5k

If you always wanted to run a 5k but didn't know how to begin, this is for you. All levels can join in on...

POLL

Have you spotted a monarch butterfly in the park?

Directions to Conference House Park

Know Before You Go

PlaygroundsConference House Park

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Lenape Playground is closed until further notice.

Contacts

Visitors Center: (718) 227-1403

Conference House Park Weather

  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    81°F
  • Sun
    Chance Thunderstorms
    86°F
  • Fri
    Chance Thunderstorms
    83°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    88°F

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