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Address: 3701 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11354-5628
Phone Number: 718-359-0528

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A Place and a Person of Real Historical Note

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2016
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars 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 Amsterdam, Flushing was a distant Quaker Settlement and Jacob Bowne was one of the congregants.... More 

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4 of 5 stars 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 building in New York City. The interior is not tidy, as would be expected of... More 

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3 of 5 stars 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 helpful if there is info available online about its plan of re-opening.

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5 of 5 stars 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 visit. You can compare it to what we have today. That's very interesting!

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