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Not only was this place an amazing place to visit but even if I hadn’t been enthusiastic about it, Alex, who gave us the tour was so excited by her topic and delivered her spiel with such enthusiasm, that it would have been impossible to...More
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!