Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This wooden building is the only surviving Dutch farmhouse in the city.
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is an amazing 18th century survivor, a farmhouse built in the 1740s now beside a very busy road, opposite a car garage, with people everywhere and music blaring. Set in a little raised garden above the road, it is an oasis of peace in comparison! It isn't very big but the $3 entry fee is reasonable and the staff and atmosphere were lovely. There was nobody in when I visited on a Friday afternoon so I could wander around at my own pace. There is a kitchen in the basement, two rooms on the ground floor and three upstairs. A display about the history of the museum was interesting - it became a museum in 1916 when descendants of the family decided to preserve it and present it to the city. I love that these buildings still exist.
Written 17 March 2024
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I got to tour the Dyckman Farm during the holiday season and it was really busy during the month of December and January during the holiday season. I had never seen crowds like this before.

The woman working that day had a bit of an attitude when I asked had the house been decorated for the holidays. When she said it had but they took the decorations down already before the Epiphany I asked why if Christmas wasn't over. She said very curtly 'Not everyone celebrates Christmas'. To the staff, a simple question does not deserve such an abrupt answer. Some people do so keep them up if you are going to have this type of tourist traffic.

The rest of the visit was avoiding her and exploring the rest of the house. It is a very good example of early Dutch architecture and how it adapted to the New World. The Children's Play exhibition was very interesting with playthings that children would have used on the farm and the adoption of games like "Blindman's Bluff" and "Tag".

The home is especially nice to visit in the summer months when everything is in bloom.
Written 29 January 2024
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It is always fun visiting the Dyckman Farmhouse but it was disappointing that they did not decorate the home for the Dutch holidays. The house was in its regular set up. It is still a nice walking tour if you want to know how people lived in the 1700's before the Revolutionary War. This house is one of the last one of its kind in Manhattan.

The rooms are decorated as they would have been at the time that the family lived there and the grounds still have some crops in the small gardens around the house in the Summer and Fall. The rooms each have their own theme to them of who might have lived there and how the rooms were used.

The self tour does not take that long and you will be able to see the whole house in under an hour. Still it is an important part of the City fabric and its history.
Written 31 December 2022
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have been to the Dyckman Farmhouse many times on self-guided tours and it is a very interesting place. The house has been in the same position since the post Revolutionary War and to survive all this time is fascinating. It is interesting to walk around in the warmer months when everything is in bloom.

The inside had a few decorations for the holidays but not much. The Dutch were not like the Victorians who overdid everything. There was holly and garland all over the house and descriptions of what the house was like when it was lived in by the family.

Make sure to visit all three floors and take a trip to the Winter kitchen in the basement to see how they cooked. Watch your head if you are tall and take your time to walk through all the nicks and crannies of the house.

The house has an interesting part and you should take the time to explore it.
Written 28 December 2019
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Alan Ruck
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
In a Borough full of tall buildings this house is a funny reminder of how we all lived in the not so distant past as compared to now. However I forgot to ask. After the property was sold to renters in 1868 how long after was this house lived it and for exactly how long was it abandoned until it was brought back by the dyckman sisters in 1916?
Written 24 November 2019
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AEP77
Forest Hills, NY431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
This charming farmhouse museum is a surprising delight in the bustling and now very Latino neighborhood of Inwood in northern Manhattan. While I live in Queens, I wanted to visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum because I used to live in the neighborhood, but it was not open during my residency there; and I also recently read The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto about the original Dutch colony on Manhattan. Plaques at the museum are very informative. The gardens are very pretty, if a little overgrown, and cool, as there are many trees. Staff are helpful but not intrusive. They seem to offer lots of different programming too: children's groups on weekend mornings and concerts on the back lawn in the summer... It is not a big museum and only requires about 30 minutes to an hour to explore the whole place. Also, beware the low ceilings and uneven floors! Dyckman Farmhouse Museum doesn't seem to be ADA accessible. I would recommend making a day of your visit to Inwood and combining the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum with a trip to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters. There are a lot of new cafes and bars that popped up since I left the neighborhood and it would be fun to stop at one for a bite to eat and a drink...
Written 8 July 2018
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arissalovesart
194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Seeing the Dutch Farmhouse (one of the oldest structures in the city) on the hill in Inwood is super cool. It looks so out of place and yet it makes you think about how different the city used to be. The home is small but informative. I took a self guided tour although the lady working there was helpful and offered to answer any questions I may have. The main floor, part of the upstairs, and basement (winter kitchen) are open to the public. The little garden outside is very charming, I would definitely go back and participate in one of their events.
Written 9 May 2018
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Jo R
Elwood99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
I love history, so I had to see this hidden part of NYC. It is very far up in northern Manhattan, but by subway was easy to get there. There is a lot to see, but again I am glad I went.
Written 1 May 2018
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is probably one of the oldest buildings in NYC and one of its most historical sites on the island. The house admittedly is not kept up the way it should and is small but when you look on how old it is and its use, it is interesting to see how well its kept up.

Really look around the house and yard and you will see the role it played in Manhattan's agricultural past. It is interesting that it sits in the same spot it has and the city has grown around it. It looks over the neighborhood like it has for the last two hundred years. It just shows how the past is still part of this ever changing neighborhood.

While you are there, walk around Inwood Park and see the Cloisters in Fort Trion Park and eat at one of the Dominican restaurants that in a few years will no longer be there with the current gentrification of the neighborhood. There is a treasure trove of historical places to visit in Inwood.
Written 6 August 2017
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Judge Marc M
Sunny Isles Beach58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Thus treasure, a colonial farmhouse on its original site, is now a museum worth visiting. Set in Inwood near Fort Tryon at the upper tip of Manhattan island, it sits exactly as built and occupied! An amazing bit of cultural history for those who treasure early American icons. See it! I lived nearby and visited often...
Written 29 April 2017
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