A Grand Dutch Revival Manor
Built in 1680 by a British Naval officer, this Dutch Colonial style building made a name for itself in history. Named for a famous conference that took place in 1776 between representatives Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge, and King George III's representative in an effort to negotiation terms of peace and American independence, this home is one of the most interesting Staten Island historic homes.
Guided tours of the Conference House are available for $3 admission per adult. The areas surrounding the house also feature many interesting places such as the Russell Pavilion, the Ward House and the Rutan-Beckett House c. 1850. The Conference House is open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4pm from April to December.