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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

New Yorkers know the name Dyckman. But many aren’t aware that this notoriety started with Dyckman Farmhouse. Luckily, it endures as a vital, engaging museum in Upper Manhattan.

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Henrick I. Lott House makes the long trek into Deep South Brooklyn well worthwhile. This 1719 home itself makes history.

The Old Stone House Brooklyn

The Old Stone House Brooklyn

Kid-friendly and communal, The Old Stone House breaks the House Museum mold. This historic structure keeps it real. There’s no pretension and nothing’s precious.

Van Cortlandt House Museum – Bronx

Van Cortlandt House Museum – Bronx

The Bronx holds no greater surprise than the exquisite Van Cortlandt House Museum. It’s an elegant estate – like a cake topper for the big city below.

Alice Austen House Museum

Alice Austen House Museum

Iconoclast Alice Austen captured her world with a keen photographer’s eye. Ahead of her time, Austen started taking pictures at only ten years old. Lucky for us, she never stopped.

Conference House Museum in Staten Island

Conference House Museum in Staten Island

Conference House is a treasure trove for history lovers. Its parlor set stage for a Revolutionary War treaty that Ben Franklin and John Adams both attended.

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

The initial American Lefferts in the family was a first namer, Leffert Pietersen Van Haughwout. He arrived here on the Spotted Cow ship in 1660. The journey took seventy days across the Atlantic. Thank goodness he made it and then proceeded to marry and have 14 children. Brooklyn’s better off thanks to them. That’s true today due to the Lefferts Family Farmhouse landmark in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Your Little Red Lighthouse NYC

Your Little Red Lighthouse NYC

‪The Little Red Lighthouse, a 40 foot wonder, saved lives along the Hudson River. In the 1800s, the river teamed with boats doing New York City business.

Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY

Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY

Philipsburg Manor nestles beautifully in historic Sleepy Hollow, New York. It lies about a half hour train ride outside upper Manhattan. This landmark estate tour isn’t like the others.

Merchant’s House Museum NYC

Merchant’s House Museum NYC

Imagine capturing a hundred years in a townhouse time capsule. That’s what it’s like at the Merchant’s House Museum, thanks to Gertrude Tredwell.