When the Conference House hosts an event it's worth the trip. However, it's not worth visiting the same event twice. For example, a couple of years ago my family and I visited the Conference House for the annual Colonial Christmas. There was a Father Christmas who explained the early traditions and some raffles. We wandered around and looked at all the adorable rooms and how they were furnished. We returned this year to the same exact experience. I loved it but it was difficult to expand on my previous experience. I had decided to wander the grounds and purchased a couple of herbs and teas from the Staten Island Historical Herb Society. Very sweet people at the Conference House. It's a nice place to visit...You just have to make your own experience from it.