Lefferts Historic House
Lefferts Historic House is an 18th-century Flatbush farmhouse and New York City landmark, jointly operated by Prospect Park Alliance and the Historic House Trust. The farmhouse was originally located just blocks from the park (563 Flatbush Avenue near Maple Street) and moved to its current site in 1918. The museum features a working garden, historic artifacts, and indoor and outdoor exhibits. Through hands-on experiences, cultural performances and imaginative play, visitors explore stories of resistance and resilience by the Indigenous people of Lenapehoking and Africans enslaved by the Lefferts and their relevance to diverse communities today.
Currently, the Alliance is developing and piloting programming focused on these stories through its ReImagine Lefferts Initiative, funded through a Humanities in Place grant from the Mellon Foundation. Through this initiative, the Alliance seeks to engage the public in thoughtful dialogue about the ongoing legacies of dispossession and enslavement in Brooklyn and beyond.