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The Bowne House celebrates Sacred Sites Weekend: House and Garden Tours
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join us on May 19, 2019 from 12-2:00 pm for House and Garden tours ($10) at the 1661 Bowne House, oldest house in Queens and home to John Bowne and nine generations of Bowne/Parsons families. For thousands of visitors, it has been a memorial to John Bowne and his role in securing the freedom espoused in the 1645 Charter of the Town of Flushing and the Flushing Remonstrance (1657), principles later enshrined in the First Amendment. Bowne House is a New York City Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.