Historic Houses of Conference House Park
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Various Architects, 1680, 1835, 1840, & 1930

Staten Island, New York City, as well as the Nation's history and architecture is alive and present within the 'built' environment of Conference House Park. On this weekend, in addition to the Park's namesake the circa 1680 Conference House, three of the Park's other house's interiors will be open to visitors. This includes the NYC landmark designated Henry Hogg Biddle House (circa 1840) with its front and rear two-story portico and the William H. Rutan House (also known as The Rutan-Beckett), with its intact 1950s era kitchen as well as the park's second oldest building, circa 1830, the Ward-Leven House. The maritime past of Staten Island's south shore is highlighted by these wonderful structures.

This site is part of the Historic House Trust of NYC, a non-profit organization operating in tandem with the NYC Parks Department that provides essential support for 23 houses of architectural and cultural significance, spanning 350+ years of New York City life.

For Kids: Arts and Crafts for children (ages 6-12) will be offered at the park’s visitor center from 2-3pm.

Access Notes: The Park visitor center is ADA compliant but the historic houses have entrance stairs. For accessibility information contact Frank Gessner by October 12th at 718-227-1463 or francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov

 

Image Credit: Historic House Trust