Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance

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Lefferts Historic House

Lefferts Historic House is an 18th-century farmhouse and New York City Landmark 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 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.

Lefferts Historic House is currently closed for a restoration by Prospect Park Alliance, made possible through $2.5 million in funding from former 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. The restoration provides the Alliance with the opportunity to re-imagine the purpose of a historic house, and how it can shed light on the experiences of our ancestors, but also serve as a community hub and a space for dialogue in today's Brooklyn.

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Pop-Up Lefferts

Enjoy your favorite Lefferts games in and around the park.

Lefferts at Home

Enjoy your favorite Lefferts activities from the comfort of home.

Lefferts Historic House History

Learn about the long history of the Lefferts Historic House.


Lefferts Historic House is closed for renovation.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Sunday, May 23, 2021
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