York's First Historic Landmark" named so in 1965, The Wyckoff
House Museum is the oldest colonial structure to be standing in
New York City. It is located in East Flatbush Brooklyn.
"The Wyckoff House was begun about 1652 and Pieter
Claesen Wyckoff, his wife, Grietje, and their eleven children occupied
the oldest section for years. Modest additions were completed in
the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It remained the home
of Wyckoff descendants until 1901. The house later fell into disrepair
but was saved by the Wyckoff House Foundation, an arm of the Wyckoff
House and Association, Inc., which bought the house in 1961. The
house was named New York's first historic landmark in 1965. To further
preserve this historic property, the Wyckoff Association donated
the house to New York City in 1970. In 1982, after an extensive
restoration funded by the association, the house was opened as a
living museum to honor the Dutch presence in America. The museum
is still maintained and managed by the Wyckoff Association."
"The museum is open to school groups by appointment.
Demonstrations of colonial crafts are held monthly. The public is
also welcome to enjoy the park surrounding the house. Please call
for appointments or hours of operation."
#2, 5, trains to Newkirk Avenue station, change for B8 bus to Beverly
Road and East 59th Street; Museum is one block south on East 59th
Street. Also accessible from B7 and B47 buses. A, C train to Utica
Avenue, catch B46 to Clarendon Road.
From the Belt Parkway:
Take Belt Parkway to Rockaway Parkway, exit 13.
Turn right onto Rockaway Parkway off exit ramp.
Go straight on Rockaway Parkway to Ditmas Avenue (first street after
you go under train trestle). Turn left onto Ditmas Avenue. Follow
Ditmas Avenue to Ralph Avenue (about 17 blocks).
The Wyckoff House is across Ralph Avenue at the corner of Clarendon
Road, Ditmas Avenue, and Ralph Avenue.
From the Manhattan Bridge:
Take Manhattan Bridge to Flatbush Avenue South. Follow Flatbush
Avenue to Clarendon Road (4 miles). Turn left onto Clarendon Road.
Follow Clarendon Road 2 miles to East 59th Street.
Photo by: Madeleine Isom, © 2000
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, walk-ins welcome, appointments required
Admission: $5/adult, $3
seniors & Students / children 10 and younger are free.
Walk-in tours are given at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
For more info: call 718-629-5400
or email: email@example.com.
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