John Bowne House Museum is the oldest standing building in the borough, the Flushing museum is a significant part of American history. Built-in 1661, Bowne, a Quaker man, used the home as a safe haven for practitioners of the faith as well as church meetings.
Unfortunately for him, this ultimately resulted in his arrest just a year later. However, his fight to appeal his prison sentence was won in a significant fashion. It not only set the precedent of religious tolerance, a principle that would have a tremendous effect on the world centuries later, but it would be an essential part of the American Revolution and the very foundation of the United States today.
Today, John Bowne’s house is a museum that is both recognized by the country as a historical place of significance and as a New York City Landmark.
Is there parking on site?
No there isn't. You would have to find parking in the street.