• Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
  • Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Manhattan’s last Dutch colonial farmhouse has looked over bustling Broadway for more than 200 years.  Today it reflects the diverse and energetic populations that call Inwood Home.

Jan Dyckman established a farm near the northern tip of Manhattan in the 1660s. After its destruction in the Revolutionary War, William Dyckman, Jan’s grandson, replanted the land and built this Farmhouse around 1784. Constructed mostly of fieldstone and clapboard, it features sloping spring eaves, wide porches, and a simple brick facade facing the street. The small home served three generations of the Dyckman family until 1868. As the character of the neighborhood changed from rural to urban, the old Farmhouse slid into disrepair.

In 1915, Mary Alice Dyckman Dean and Fannie Fredericka Dyckman Welch, daughters of the last Dyckman to grow up in the house, bought the building and worked with their husbands, curator Bashford Dean and architect Alexander McMillan Welch, to restore it. The sisters sought to preserve and exhibit not just a family relic but an entire way of life. They filled the rooms with objects that evoked their vision of New York’s Dutch heritage. In the garden, a fieldstone smokehouse was added and a half-timbered wood hut—originally built in the area by Hessian mercenaries during the Revolutionary War—was reconstructed. When the restoration was completed in 1916, the house and grounds were donated to the City of New York as a museum of early American life. Today, education programs continue the sisters’ goal of preserving the past for future generations.

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

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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum


Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-9422

As we continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19, HHT's partner sites are working to safely reintroduce visitors to their museums. Please check individual house museum websites for updated hours and visitation information.

Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m; Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Thursday groups by appointment only

Subway: A or #1 to 207th Street.
Bus: M100 to 204th St.
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Free, but donations are welcomed
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

Click here for education information.

Click here for event information.

This site is available to rent. Call (212) 304-9422.