We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bowne House Historical Society

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 3701 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11354-5628
Phone Number:
+1 718-359-0528

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The second-oldest building in New York City.

The Bowne House has for a decade or so not been really set up for visitors. But with a bit of persistence, a visit is possible, with advance coordination by phone or email. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
Dave S
,
Hebron, lsrael
Add Photo Write a Review

5 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 5: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Flushing Remonstrance was a 1657 petition to Director-General of New Netherland Peter Stuyvesant asking that freedom of Religion be granted was signed here. An important processor of the First Amendment. The building is in poor shape.

Helpful?
Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
214 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

If you are staying at the Marco Laguardia Hotel (which I have reviewed previously) I would recommend you visit both the Friends Meeting House (directly across Northern Blvd from the hotel) and the Bowne House (roughly 4 blocks further away). In the days of Nieuw Amsterdam, Flushing was a distant Quaker Settlement and Jacob Bowne was one of the congregants.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Thoughful-Traveler
Hebron, lsrael
Level Contributor
168 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The Bowne House has for a decade or so not been really set up for visitors. But with a bit of persistence, a visit is possible, with advance coordination by phone or email. The wood-frame house was built in 1661, and is considered the second-oldest building in New York City. The interior is not tidy, as would be expected of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Dave S
Level Contributor
206 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

It is a little bit disappointed for the trip. There is no access to the building as construction is going on. The tall fences are all around the site, giving you a hard time even to get a glimpse of the building. It might be helpful if there is info available online about its plan of re-opening.

Helpful?
2 Thank flora z
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

The Bowne House has preserved the original artifacts. You walked through history as you walked through the place. It was interesting to see how history was made.This trip is for families, older students, and history buffs. It is a no touch display. Great house to visit. You can compare it to what we have today. That's very interesting!

Helpful?
5 Thank adeianna

Travellers who viewed Bowne House Historical Society also viewed

 

Been to Bowne House Historical Society? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bowne House Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?