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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

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Address: 5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203-5444
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Survived through the ages...

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... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the modern Brooklyn today. From NYC it is quite a hike, but totally worth it!... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 24 August 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 clear - twice a week ! A word of caution - The location of the... More 

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Hebron, lsrael
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Reviewed 12 March 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 easily be older still. The small, low western section is the oldest. This reviewer should... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 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 my visit worthwhile

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 September 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.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 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 here during the 17th century! The guide was so informative. Good for the entire family!

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New York
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Reviewed 14 October 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!

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 13 May 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 home must have been preserved only by fluke. Good docents.

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Roseville, CA
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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

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 went out by subway and bus so it took about an hour each way which... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Marvelous Mid 17th Century Dutch Farmhouse and gardens in the middle of urban Brooklyn. The Docent was quite knowledgeable during my tour and since I was the only one on the tour at that time, we were able to discuss the Wyckoff house in much more detail as well as coming attractions and detailed comparisons to other Dutch style houses... More 

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