The Seguine Burke Plantation on Staten Island

(in the video I made a mistake and said that the front was actually the back.  It’s the other way around)

Today I visited the Seguine Burke Plantation–nowadays, more often called the Seguine Mansion–in Princess Bay, Staten Island.  It takes its name from the street that it is on.

Plantation from the front side.

This is one of my favorite places in the entire city. It’s only open a few days during the year for people to go in and be given a tour, which I did once. I couldn’t go inside today.   However, I previously visited this historic house in 2007 during the week that they were giving tours, and below is a photo I took of one of the rooms.

Seguine Burke Plantation Interior Room

The man who is now living in the house has the task of trying to restore it to look something like it did back in 1836. This home has the most beautiful grounds I’ve ever seen. They have peacocks that have total freedom and are often seen walking around the surrounding streets. How I would love to live in that neighborhood. They also have horses and people come to horseback ride. The estate is located only a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean at Raritan Bay.

An Estate Peacock on gate to backyard
Peacock on frontyard fence
Backyard of Plantation with Peacock. To see the peacock better, click on above photo to enlarge .
The plantation has many horses and has a ring for horse back riding.
Peacock in backyard of Plantation

For more information and photos check out my post “Staten Island’s Purple Martin Habitat.” This habitat is almost next door to the Plantation.