Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance

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Lefferts Historic House

Lefferts Historic House is an 18th-century farmhouse that features a working garden, historic artifacts, period rooms, and exhibits. The museum focuses on the lives of the people that lived and worked on the land including the Lenape, Dutch settlers, and enslaved Africans. Through hands-on experiences, cultural performances, and imaginative play, visitors can learn about the rich history of Brooklyn and also gather together to celebrate the diversity of our community today. 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! 

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Lefferts Historic House is closed for renovation starting Spring 2020.


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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Accessibility and Special Needs Access Program

Group Visits

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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