Perched above Broadway, Manhattan’s last farmhouse, built ca. 1784, is an extraordinary vestige of the borough’s agricultural past.
Built in 1799, this former country estate on the East River now serves as the official residence of the Mayor of New York City.
Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse sits beneath the George Washington Bridge and stars in a famous children’s book. Originally built in 1880 and moved to its present site in 1921.
This elegant red brick and white marble row house is a lone survivor of Old New York, the only family home preserved intact, inside and out, from the 19th century.
A witness to an eventful past, this mansion, built in 1765, served as Washington’s headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights.
This charming Swedish schoolhouse, built for Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exposition, is now home to a renowned marionette theater company.
Owned by the same family for over 200 years, this home displays layers of history dating back to the Dutch-American period. Originally built in 1720 and expanded in 1800.
Built ca. 1783, this farmhouse is one of the few structures surviving from Brooklyn’s Village of Flatbush.
Originally built in 1699, and reconstructed from some original stones in 1933, this house is a landmark of military history and a center of the vibrant Park Slope community.
Dating to ca. 1652, this Dutch farmhouse is the oldest existing structure in New York City.
Built ca. 1661, the house is a landmark of religious freedom and a microcosm of social, cultural, and political history.
Home of Founding Father Rufus King, framer of the Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. The oldest section of the house dates from ca. 1730.
This typical 18th-century farmhouse, built ca. 1785, serves as the headquarters of the Queens Historical Society.
This Queen Anne-style residence, built in 1887-89, was home to African-American inventor and electrical pioneer Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 to 1928.
Abundant crops and farm animals still thrive at the longest continually farmed site in New York State. The oldest structure on site dates from ca. 1772.
Pelham Bay Park is the bucolic setting of a country house, built in 1836, with one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival interiors.
Poe, one of America’s greatest writers, spent his last years in this modest cottage, built in 1812.
This farmhouse, built in 1758, once stood along the famous Boston Post Road and is now home to a museum of Bronx history.
Occupied by British and Colonial troops during the Revolutionary War, this Georgian home, built in 1748, is the centerpiece of a 1,000-acre park.
A significant site of LGBTQ history, this Victorian Gothic cottage was the home of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers. The original structure dates from 1690.
Located on Raritan Bay, this stone manor house, built ca. 1680, is named for the 1776 conference that attempted to end the Revolutionary War.
With 28 buildings on 100 acres, this living museum complex evokes 300 years of history and culture. Buildings range from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries.
Peacocks roam the grounds of one of Staten Island’s grandest 19th-century homes, built in 1838.
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