The Wyckoff Farmhouse is the oldest building in New York State (c. 1652) and NYC's last remaining example of New Netherland architecture. It remained home to the Wyckoff family for eight generations until 1901. Today the house serves as an educational and cultural center for the community of East Flatbush in Brooklyn.
Thousands of NYC school children visit the house each year to learn about the tolerance, diversity, ingenuity, and work ethic that characterized the Dutch colony of New Netherland and how those values continue to define New Yorkers today. Our 1.25 acre gardens provide an important greenspace for the neighborhood and our annual spring and fall festivals are highly anticipated events for visitors from every borough and beyond. In addition to our historical significance, the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum serves as an importance symbol of the enduring American themes of immigration, family life, and environmental stewardship.