Let us walk the historical FREEDOM MILE!
Located in Flushing, Queens, NY, the Freedom Mile consists of preserved historical homes and sites within a one mile radius. These historical structures gives visitors a hint to what life was like during the early settlement days of New York City.
We will be meeting at and hopefully visiting the Bowne House. The Bowne House was built in 1661 and is the oldest house in Queens. The house is currently undergoing extensive restoration. However, we are trying to urge the Historical Society to let us view the home. If the Historical Society does allow a visit, they ask for a $5.00 donation per person payable to the venue upon visit.
The Historical Society will be holding a board meeting to determine whether or not we should be allowed to vist.
For more information on the Bowne House, please visit their website at:
If we are not granted visiting privileges , we will continue with the Freedom Mile walk.
Please allow ample time for photo opportunites and closer examination of the sites we will be visiting.
For more information on the Freedom Mile, please visit:
This event requires walking activity, if you will have difficulty with this activity, this event is NOT recommended. This event will also be taking place outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear the proper footwear. Bring water and snacks. There will be some restroom opportunities.
PHOTOGRAPHY: There will be natural light, bring cases suitable for outdoor walking activity. Photography of some indoor objects may not be permitted pending the venue's regulations.
IRT #7 to Main Street (last stop). Walk two blocks east on Roosevelt Avenue turn left onto Bowne Street. and walk one and one-half blocks.
LIRR Port Washington line to Flushing Main Street. At sidewalk level, walk along Main Street to Roosevelt Avenue (1 to 1 1/2 blocks). On Roosevelt, walk two blocks east to Bowne Street; then left for one and one-half blocks.
Manhattan Surface Transit and/or Queens Transit via Roosevelt Avenue or Northern Boulevard routes.
Northern Boulevard to Bowne Street; then south on Bowne Street for one block.
On street or Municipal Parking Lot on Union Street, between 37th and 38th Avenues. Walk one block east on 37th Avenue to Bowne Street. Please observe parking regulations.