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Lefferts Historic House

Built by a Dutch family in the 18th-century farming village of Flatbush, Lefferts Historic House features a working garden, historic artifacts, period rooms and exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to play with traditional tools, toys and games, and engage in historic activities such as candle making, sewing and butter churning. The Prospect Park Alliance and the Historic House Trust of New York City jointly operate and preserve this important piece of New York City’s past.



Lefferts will reopen for the season April 3. Spring Break Hours: Fri, April 3–Sun, April 12, 12–5 pm


The Lefferts Historic House is located in the Children’s Corner near the Willink entrance, at Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.


Help support Lefferts Historic House with a $3 suggested donation.


Learn more about Lefferts history.

Birthday Parties

Enjoy potato sack races, ice-cream making and other fun at this top-rated pick by Time Out New York.


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