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. 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.
Starting Spring 2020, Lefferts Historic House is closed for restoration through $2.5 million in funding from former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, which will enable the Alliance to replace the roof, restore the exterior of the building, and repair paths and drainage surrounding the house.
Stay tuned for information about Pop-Up Lefferts, coming to Prospect Park and elsewhere in Brooklyn later in 2020!
December 2019–March 2020: CLOSED with the exception of the public school holidays listed below Dec 26–29, Jan 20 + Feb 17–21: OPEN from 12–4 pm Check back in April 2020 for spring hours!
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.
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Schools and other groups are welcome to visit during public hours. Visits are self-guided and require a reservation. Call (718) 789-2822 x304 for more information.
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