John Bowne House
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unknown, ca. 1660

A microcosm of 300 years of social, cultural and political history, Bowne House is the oldest house in Queens and among the oldest in New York City. Over the course of 300 years, the family left its mark on American culture, participating in events of both regional and national significance—starting with John Bowne's courageous defense of religious freedom in 1662, an act which established the principles later codified in the Bill of Rights. This year, visit during OHNY Weekend to celebrate the 360th anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance and learn about the National Park Service’s Flushing Remonstrance Study Act.

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.

Saturday Tour Info: Tours will take place at 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30, and 4:15pm.
 
For Kids: Lovely garden to walk around. Visit the herb garden. All children receive herbs to take home.

 

Image Credit: Bowne House, Anne Pal and Rosemary Vietor, President / CC BY-SA 2.5