Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House, dating back to 1650, has the distinction of being the oldest building in the city. Bring your group to the house and its surrounding 1.5 acres of land for a rustic afternoon filled with interpretive learning and hands-on colonial activities! Travel back to colonial life with an exploration of the home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and hear stories, handle artifacts, and discuss what life was like for early settlers trying to survive in the New World. Afterwards, your group can try churning butter, making an herbal sachet, quill pen writing, wool felting, or colonial games and toys.
Contact Info
Address: 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203. Kings County. Tel: 718-629-5400. Email: programs@wyckoffmuseum.org. Website: www.wyckoffmuseum.org. Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 12PM-4PM, & By appt.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue