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Lefferts Historic House

Prospect Park
452 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 40.664416 -73.963476
nr. Empire Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-789-2822 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gardens, Historic New York, Museums, Parks

Official Website


Apr.-Oct.: Thu-Sun, noon-5pm; Mon-Wed, closed. Nov.-Mar.: closed (open for select holidays and school breaks).

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q, S at Prospect Park


  • Street Parking


($3 suggested donation)

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Colonial Williamsburg is hours away, but Lefferts Historic House feels like a miniature, Brooklyn-focused version right in Prospect Park’s “Children’s Corner,” between the zoo and carousel. Built by a Dutch family in the 18th century, the rooms in the two-story house reflect life in the 1700s, and the house now functions as a fun, educational (and free!) interactive museum. Tour the house to see exhibits, artifacts, and period rooms before engaging in farming activities in the garden or pre-Colonial crafts like candle-making and butter churning. Special weekend activities depend on rural seasonal patterns, like Fleece Fest in the spring and Harvest Days in the fall.