Family-Oriented Historic Home in Brooklyn
Located in Prospect Park, this historic house in Brooklyn was originally built in the late 1600s by a Dutch colonial family. During the Revolutionary War in order to prevent the British from using the house and lands to their advantage, the Lefferts House was burned to the ground by American soldiers. The current Lefferts House was rebuilt in the 1780s and was lived in by Leffert's descendants until 1918.
Now a museum which has preserved artifacts and documents, rooms decorated in period style and special exhibits demonstrating life in the 18th centurey this house is a must see for all history lovers. Lefferts Historic House is open Thursday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends the rest of the year. School and group programs are offered year round.