Bowne House

Location: 3701 Bowne St, Flushing Built in 1661 by John Bowne, this house is a national shrine to religious freedom and a New York City landmark. It considered to be one of the finest examples of vernacular Dutch-English architecture in the country. John Bowne was a Quaker who settled in Flushing when New York was under Dutch rule. Bowne’s famous defense of religious freedom in 1662 helped establish principles which were later codified in the Bill of Rights. Exhibits feature collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts, painting and furniture.