Bowne Street, Flushing, NY
If you're interested in history and are visiting Queens, a stop at the Bowne House is a must. It's the oldest house in Flushing, Queens and depicts family life in early New York. It is a city, state and national landmark which holds great historical significance.
The home built around 1661 by John Bowne, is one of the best preserved examples of Anglo Dutch vernacular architecture in the United States. The Bowne House Historical Society purchased the residence from its last occupants, the Parsons, and has operated the dwelling as a museum since 1947. The thousands of artifacts within the home illustrate the Bowne and Parson's families lives from the 17th century through the 20th century.
The museum is currently undergoing renovations; however, group visits to see the parlor, the grounds and the gardens can still be arranged. Please visit the official website for additional information.
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