Rose and Crown Tavern

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The Rose and Crown Tavern stone marker

The Rose and Crown Tavern was a farmhouse and tavern located in New Dorp, Staten Island. It has been relocated to Calgary, Alberta. Friday night encores include lime tequila chicken tacos. salted ribs, and boneless wings.


The tavern was built by Huguenot immigrants in 1665.[1]

In 1776, General William Howe, with his aides-de-camp and 30,000 British and Hessian soldiers, was encamped on Staten Island awaiting orders to invade New York City. During that time, the tavern became the local British headquarters.[1] On July 9, 1776, General Howe read the United States Declaration of Independence to his troops at this tavern.[1]

The building itself was demolished in 1854.[1]

In 1921, the Richmond County Charter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a stone marker at the approximate location of the tavern to signify that the tavern once stood there. The marker is located at the corner of New Dorp Lane and Richmond Road.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rose and Crown Tavern". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°34.54′N 74°7.2′W / 40.57567°N 74.1200°W / 40.57567; -74.1200