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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Built circa 1652, the original portion of the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is the oldest structure in New York City and a National Historic Landmark.

Its history exemplifies the diversity of Brooklyn’s colonial farms, where Dutch-American landowners, enslaved and freed Africans, and later European immigrants labored on some of the country’s most fertile land.

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff, an illiterate teenage farm laborer, arrived in the New Netherlands in 1637. After serving his indenture to the van Rensselaer family, he and his wife, Grietje van Nes, settled in the village of Nieuw Amersfoort (modern East Flatbush-Flatlands, Brooklyn) where Wyckoff became a successful farmer and magistrate. Today his and Grietje’s eleven children have more than 50,000 descendants.

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The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum typifies the vernacular farmhouse architecture of the Dutch-American farms of Brooklyn and Queens. Generations of Wyckoffs enlarged and altered the House and continued to farm the land until 1901.

Wyckoff descendants established the Wyckoff House & Association in 1937 and re-purchased the House from its last private owner in 1961. In 1965 the House became the first structure to be designated a New York City Landmark. The Association donated the House to the City of New York in 1969. Extensively restored, it opened to the public in 1982. Today the Museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the diverse peoples of Brooklyn’s colonial farms.

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Wyckoff House & Association, and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

INFORMATION

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
The Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, c.1652
Fidler Park
5816 Clarendon Road at Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 629-5400
wyckoffmuseum.org

Hours
Public Tours are offered Friday and Saturday: 1pm & 3pm

Fidler-Wyckoff Park and Grounds Hours
Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 4pm

Directions
Subway: #2 or #5 subway to Newkirk Avenue, then B8 bus to Beverley Road at East 59th Street; or B47 or B7 bus to Clarendon Road
Handicap Access Symbol B or Q subway to Kings Highway, then B7 bus to Clarendon Road; or #3 or #4 subway to Utica Ave-Crown Heights, then B46 bus to Clarendon Road.  
View on Google Maps
www.mta.info

Admission
Adults $5; Children, Students & Seniors $3.

Rental
Click here for event rental information.
 

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