I'm sure you'll be surprised to read that this beautiful authentic Dutch Colonial house is located in Brooklyn, NY!
It's the Lefferts Historic House Museum serving as a public museum within Prospect Park, on Flatbush Avenue, at the intersection of Empire Blvd. and Ocean Ave. It hosts free interactive exhibits, events, and seasonal educational programs for children.
This house was built in 1777 by Lt. Peter Lefferts, descendant of a New York Dutch family, on the site of his previous home, destroyed by fire in a military action at the beginning of the War for Independence at The Battle Of Brooklyn.
Members of the Lefferts family continued to live in the house until 1918, when they donated it to the City of New York. At that time Lefferts Homestead was moved several blocks from its location near Flatbush Avenue and Maple Street to its present location in Prospect Park.
Many of the exhibits and activities developed for the museum are geared towards children and were based on the diary of ancestor Gertrude Lefferts, whose records provide fascinating insight into the Dutch, African and Native heritage of the area. Activities such as needlework, writing with a quill and pen, candle and soap making, butter churning , cooking on a hearth, are held throughout the year, as well as seasonal events such as gardening and harvesting and annual the flax and fleece event.
If you'd like to watch some very interesting short videos about the house and it's history, go these links: