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NYC Landmark

The Bowne House Historical Society was founded in 1946 by a group of local Flushing residents who... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
New York City, New York
History of Flushing

The Bowne House dates back to the 1600s. Everything inside is well preserved and the guides are... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Long Island, New York
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Apr 8, 2018
“NYC Landmark”
Apr 8, 2018
“History of Flushing”
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3701 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11354-5628
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The Bowne House Historical Society was founded in 1946 by a group of local Flushing residents who opened it to the public as a museum.It is a treasure in the midst of Flushing. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

The Bowne House dates back to the 1600s. Everything inside is well preserved and the guides are very knowledgeable. It tells the stories of the Bowne family and how the Parsons family who married into their family. Both have streets named after them that run...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed September 26, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed April 28, 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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Thoughful-Traveler
Reviewed February 13, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed September 29, 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...More

2  Thank floraz224
Reviewed September 11, 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...More

Date of experience: May 2012
5  Thank adeianna
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