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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

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5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203-5444
+1 718-629-5400
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Unique historic landmark

Logistically difficult to visit, but it's worth it to see the oldest surviving building in New York... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ellenbvv
Survived through the ages...

I really enjoy seeing historic homes and this one offers much history. You're able to stand in a... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Wyckoff317
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203-5444
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Logistically difficult to visit, but it's worth it to see the oldest surviving building in New York City and hear its history. Note that you can't walk in -- you have to show up for one of the guided tours (or arrange a private tour...More

Thank ellenbvv
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I really enjoy seeing historic homes and this one offers much history. You're able to stand in a room built in the early 1600's. Our tour guide gave us an excellent tour of the home as it changed/progressed throughout the ages. This home actually inspired...More

Thank Wyckoff317
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Coming here to view this place is almost an experience of reliving the history if you are a history buff . This well preserved old house brings back the nostalgia ! The entry fee is nominal but the day do the visit should be made...More

1  Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed March 12, 2016

The [Pieter Claesen] Wyckoff House ("Wyckoff" pronounced "wie-cough") is the oldest building in New York whose age is verifiable. lt is known from at least 1652, while its closest competitor, the Bowne House in Flushing, Queens, is dated to at least 1661 - each could...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This oldest wooden building is tucked away in the suburbs and in itself is not a riveting attraction, but it has history going back to before the War of Independence and the Guide is so good with excellent historical knowledge just talking to her made...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed September 1, 2015

A piece of overlooked American history that is well worth visiting! I have know this property for many, many years, as well as the Wyckoff- Bennett property (National Historic). We are very lucky to have these examples of Dutch Colonial life suspended in time.

2  Thank babbettandcaptbill
Reviewed July 28, 2015

This 17th century Dutch Farmhouse located in East Flatbush is a wonderful place to visit if you are interested in the early settlers.It is the oldest Home in New York! Great history of The Dutch,Slavery and the workings of the Farms and people who came...More

1  Thank enidfromtheslope
Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really interesting from historical perspective of early new England colonies, economical and agricultural, and consequently slavery perspectives. The staff are friendly and VERY knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Little treasure: exhibit of a late 18 century map of Brooklyn, then the third largest city!

2  Thank kitty567
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House is located at 5816 Clarendon Road in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn. Fascinating to see how the initial settlers lived and to reflect on the surrounding megalopolis. Since structures have come and gone with blinding speed in New York City, this...More

1  Thank YerBuddy
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went here because we think my husband is a descendant of Pieter Wyckoff and were pleasantly surprised by the history of this home as well as the surrounding area. The docent who gave the tour was incredibly knowledgable and interesting, but also personable. We...More

3  Thank mentormom59
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