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.
Lefferts Historic House is only open on select holidays from January–April.
The Lefferts Historic House is located in the Children’s Corner near the Willink entrance, at Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
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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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