Historic Houses in NYC
by Annie Bergen, 04/23/2013
Photo: S. De Vries/Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway, 212-304-9422, Inwood, Manhattan
On Manhattan's northern tip, overlooking Broadway at West 204th Street, is the borough's last surviving Dutch colonial farmhouse, home to many generations of the Dyckman family, who were among New Amsterdam's earliest settlers. After the original house was destroyed by British forces during the Revolutionary War, a new home was built circa 1784. In the 20th century, Dyckman descendants restored the fieldstone, brick and clapboard house into a reminder of the area's rural past. Objects evoking the family's heritage are displayed in period rooms throughout the museum. Today, the house presents educational programs and Early American craft activities.
Don't Miss: the opportunity to sit on a back porch in Manhattan. Tucked behind the farmhouse is a green oasis of a garden, and the back porch is the perfect resting spot from which to enjoy the view.