New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractionsâ€”and enough personalityâ€”to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
A National Historic Landmark, the Conference House was built by a British naval officer in 1680, and in 1776 was the site of a significant conference during the Revolutionary War that included Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Edward Rutledge and Admiral Lord Richard Howe, head of British forces in the War. Today, the house and its 267-acre park are open for tours seasonally, and sometimes host events, like the annual re-enactment of the famous conference.