Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Last remaining Farmhouse in Manhattan. Museum & community organization striving to provide accessible programs and events for all ages. Habla Espanol!
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The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a visual treat for everyone who looks up and sees it perched above Broadway at 204th Street. The Dutch Colonial style farmhouse was built on this site by William Dyckman c. 1784 and was originally part of several hundred acres of farmland owned by the family. in 1915, family descendants purchased the farmhouse, restored it and donated it to the city. It has been open to the public since 1916. Today, nestled in a small garden, the farmhouse is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood.

Mission: The mission of DFMA is to support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventuresome programming and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community.

20 de noveiembre 3:00pm, En colaboración con LiteracyINC y NYPL. ¡Lectura en voz alta de cuentos en Inglés y Español, se...
11/20/2019

20 de noveiembre 3:00pm, En colaboración con LiteracyINC y NYPL. ¡Lectura en voz alta de cuentos en Inglés y Español, seguida de actividades para toda la familia.
Today at 3:00 pm, Join LiteracyINC and NYPL in for a bilingual read aloud and fun for the whole family!

Party like it is 1784. Each of our rooms will be lit by candlelight and have beautiful winter decor, but we understand i...
11/20/2019

Party like it is 1784. Each of our rooms will be lit by candlelight and have beautiful winter decor, but we understand if you are really there for a cookie.

Wednesday, November 20 at 3pm, join LiteracyINC and NYPL in for a bilingual read aloud followed by an activity for the w...
11/19/2019

Wednesday, November 20 at 3pm, join LiteracyINC and NYPL in for a bilingual read aloud followed by an activity for the whole family!

20 de noveiembre 3:00pm, En colaboración con LiteracyINC y NYPL. ¡Lectura en voz alta de cuentos en Inglés y Español, seguida de actividades para toda la familia.

This Thursday, don't miss out. Come enjoy the Farmhouse as you have never seen it before. (Did we mention there will be ...
11/19/2019

This Thursday, don't miss out. Come enjoy the Farmhouse as you have never seen it before. (Did we mention there will be cookies?)

Timeline Photos
11/18/2019

Timeline Photos

We donated a package to @beardfoundation's online gala auction! Win big and learn more about the historic food ways of M...
11/12/2019
JBF Annual Gala

We donated a package to @beardfoundation's online gala auction! Win big and learn more about the historic food ways of Manhattan. Bid now on our can't-miss experience supporting their mission of #goodfoodforgood. bit.ly/2NPdXQu

Help The James Beard Foundation spread the word about JBF Annual Gala - Powered by GiveSmart

Did you know. .  . There is a Dyckman Institute Scholarship is available for Washington Heights and Inwood students who ...
11/09/2019

Did you know. . .

There is a Dyckman Institute Scholarship is available for Washington Heights and Inwood students who are interested in attending Columbia University in the City of New York

Visit http://ow.ly/q2LB50x3WTZ to learn more

Have you ever wanted to experience the Dyckman Farmhouse by candlelight? Here is your chance.
11/08/2019

Have you ever wanted to experience the Dyckman Farmhouse by candlelight? Here is your chance.

Check out our November events!
11/07/2019

Check out our November events!

Luna found all the spices in our winter kitchen and is celebrating pumpkin spice season. Keep an eye out, you may see he...
11/05/2019

Luna found all the spices in our winter kitchen and is celebrating pumpkin spice season. Keep an eye out, you may see her at one Inwood's many local coffee shops. Do you have a favorite coffee drink or shop?

Trick or Treat! Luna has already been visited by a fan who dressed as her for HOWL-O-WEEN, but she was feeling a bit she...
10/31/2019

Trick or Treat! Luna has already been visited by a fan who dressed as her for HOWL-O-WEEN, but she was feeling a bit sheepish about having her picture taken.
Have a very happy and safe Howl-o-ween.

Join LiteracyINC and NYPL today, Wednesday, October 30 at 3pm, in our parlor, for a bilingual read aloud followed by an ...
10/30/2019

Join LiteracyINC and NYPL today, Wednesday, October 30 at 3pm, in our parlor, for a bilingual read aloud followed by an activity for the whole family!

Have you met our amazing Fall intern yet? Meet Phoebe Hurd! Phoebe is a Sophomore studying Art History at Sarah Lawrence...
10/28/2019

Have you met our amazing Fall intern yet? Meet Phoebe Hurd! Phoebe is a Sophomore studying Art History at Sarah Lawrence and hails from Connecticut. We are happy to have her on our team for the semester. If you stop by and see her, be sure to say hello and make her feel welcome.

Today is the day to join in the Inwood Community ConversationSaturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pmLocation: Inwood Branch o...
10/26/2019

Today is the day to join in the Inwood Community Conversation
Saturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library; 4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Panel Moderator: Gretchen S. Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and Author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Panelists:
Alix Lerner, Research Assistant on the DyckmanDISCOVERED project
Will be discussing her research findings thus far on the enslaved on the Dyckman property and slavery in Upper Manhattan in general.
Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian
Will discuss food ways of the enslaved and the things that influence these food ways.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
Humanities New York Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library

Hours for TODAY, October 26th have changed due to our Community Conversation program. The house will be open from 11am-2...
10/26/2019

Hours for TODAY, October 26th have changed due to our Community Conversation program. The house will be open from 11am-2pm and 4:30pm-6pm. The program will take place at the Inwood Library from 2:30pm-5pm. Please come out and join us.

Join in the Inwood Community ConversationSaturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pmLocation: Inwood Branch of the New York Publi...
10/25/2019

Join in the Inwood Community Conversation
Saturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library; 4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Panel Moderator: Gretchen S. Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and Author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Panelists:
Alix Lerner, Research Assistant on the DyckmanDISCOVERED project
Will be discussing her research findings thus far on the enslaved on the Dyckman property and slavery in Upper Manhattan in general.
Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian
Will discuss food ways of the enslaved and the things that influence these food ways.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
Humanities New York Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library

Hours for this Saturday, October 26th have changed due to our Community Conversation program. The house will be open fro...
10/25/2019

Hours for this Saturday, October 26th have changed due to our Community Conversation program. The house will be open from 11am-2pm and 4:30pm-6pm. The program will take place at the Inwood Library from 2:30pm-5pm. Please come out and join us.

We want to hear from you!!!!Join in the Inwood Community ConversationSaturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pmLocation: Inwood ...
10/24/2019

We want to hear from you!!!!
Join in the Inwood Community Conversation
Saturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library; 4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Panel Moderator: Gretchen S. Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and Author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Panelists:
Alix Lerner, Research Assistant on the DyckmanDISCOVERED project
Will be discussing her research findings thus far on the enslaved on the Dyckman property and slavery in Upper Manhattan in general.
Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian
Will discuss food ways of the enslaved and the things that influence these food ways.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
Humanities New York Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library

It was a privilege to be part of the Manhattan Community Arts Breakfast today. We truly enjoyed hearing from Gale A. Bre...
10/23/2019

It was a privilege to be part of the Manhattan Community Arts Breakfast today. We truly enjoyed hearing from Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President , Blair Duncan; President of Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. , Mara Manus; Executive Director of New York State Council on the Arts , and Kathleen Hughes; Assistant Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs #MCAB19

Join in the Inwood Community ConversationSaturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pmLocation: Inwood Branch of the New York Publi...
10/23/2019

Join in the Inwood Community Conversation
Saturday, October 26 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library; 4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034
Panel Moderator: Gretchen S. Sorin, Director and Distinguished Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York and Author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Panelists:
Alix Lerner, Research Assistant on the DyckmanDISCOVERED project
Will be discussing her research findings thus far on the enslaved on the Dyckman property and slavery in Upper Manhattan in general.
Lavada Nahon, Culinary Historian
Will discuss food ways of the enslaved and the things that influence these food ways.

This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.
Humanities New York Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library

Coming up in Inwood!
10/23/2019

Coming up in Inwood!

Join in the conversation!
10/20/2019

Join in the conversation!

The staff of Dyckman Farmhouse is proud to have been a part of #MAAM2019 . Together with colleagues from around the Mid-...
10/19/2019

The staff of Dyckman Farmhouse is proud to have been a part of #MAAM2019 . Together with colleagues from around the Mid-Atlantic region, we were able to think about and brainstorm solutions to the challenges in the museum field. Thanks to the staff and board of Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) for making this opportunity accessible and fun.

Did you know you can get behind the scenes access to lots of NYC buildings through Open House New York? Plan your weeken...
10/18/2019

Did you know you can get behind the scenes access to lots of NYC buildings through Open House New York? Plan your weekend and be sure to include Dyckman Farmhouse on Saturday.

http://ow.ly/Uoad50wLQsw

We will be closed on Friday October 18th for staff development. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you o...
10/17/2019

We will be closed on Friday October 18th for staff development. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you on Saturday.

Now on view in the southeast corner of 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden in Plot 76, come see a recreation of the...
10/17/2019

Now on view in the southeast corner of 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden in Plot 76, come see a recreation of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. Thank you to our fan @Scott Michael Dwyer for this wonderful tribute.

Coming up in Inwood!
10/16/2019

Coming up in Inwood!

Did you know you can get behind the scenes access to lots of NYC buildings through Open House New York? Plan your weeken...
10/15/2019

Did you know you can get behind the scenes access to lots of NYC buildings through Open House New York? Plan your weekend and be sure to include Dyckman Farmhouse on Saturday.

http://ow.ly/QVkm50wLPiT

Luna would like to remind everyone that the weather is perfect for a visit to the farmhouse and the grounds are open whe...
10/11/2019

Luna would like to remind everyone that the weather is perfect for a visit to the farmhouse and the grounds are open whenever the front gate is unlocked. House open hours are Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm.

Coming up in Inwood!
10/10/2019

Coming up in Inwood!

Join in the conversation.
10/07/2019

Join in the conversation.

A huge thank you to Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for sharing Hudson River Day with the Inwood community ...
10/05/2019

A huge thank you to Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for sharing Hudson River Day with the Inwood community here at the Farmhouse today.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th, at 11am, join Educator Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for an interactive ...
10/04/2019

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th, at 11am, join Educator Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for an interactive program that includes crafts and activities for the whole family, which explore the ecology and aquatic life of the Hudson River.

On Saturday, October 5th, at 11am, join Educator Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for an interactive program...
10/03/2019

On Saturday, October 5th, at 11am, join Educator Lisa DiMarzo from Boscobel House and Gardens for an interactive program that includes crafts and activities for the whole family, which explore the ecology and aquatic life of the Hudson River.

Check out our October Events!
10/02/2019

Check out our October Events!

The Museum is now on Winter schedule.Please enjoy the grounds when the front gate is open.Puede disfrutar de nuestras ár...
09/30/2019

The Museum is now on Winter schedule.
Please enjoy the grounds when the front gate is open.
Puede disfrutar de nuestras áreas verdes cuando la puerta de enfrente está abierta.
House Open Hours
Horario de apertura de la casa
Fridays and Saturdays
Viernes y Sabado
11am-4pm

Watching @Robert Katz , former Dyckman Farmhouse Intern and phenomenal science educator, present about DFM's STEAM Insti...
09/24/2019

Watching @Robert Katz , former Dyckman Farmhouse Intern and phenomenal science educator, present about DFM's STEAM Institute with @Greater Hudson Heritage Network #experimentingwithhistory
Cooperstown Graduate Program

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
09/22/2019

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

During the 50 years that Eliza Hamilton lived after her husband’s tragic death, she made significant contributions to the country, giving of herself in various charitable ways. In 1818, she joined forces with several neighbors, including The Dyckman Family, to start a school in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of Manhattan, north of The Grange. The “Hamilton Free School” was founded because she saw a need: there was no other school in what was then a poor, rural section of Manhattan. After four decades of service to the families of that area, the school was destroyed by a fire and then went through a series of changes. First, the city replaced the ruined building with its own public school. Then the Hamilton Free School was re-chartered and became the area’s first library. When the N.Y. Public Library opened a branch in northern Manhattan in 1923, in response to a rapid growth in population, the little library reorganized as the Dyckman Institute (named for the family that had continued to administer to the school and library after Eliza’s passing). The Dyckman Institute ultimately transferred its assets to Columbia University to endow a scholarship fund. The fund is still alive today, serving as a memorial to the school that Eliza Hamilton founded in 1818, providing need-based grants to students from Washington Heights/Inwood.
#PlantASeed
#ThankYouEliza
#FoundingMother
#SheStoppedWastingTimeOnTears

(Image on the top shows the only known drawing of the Hamilton Free School, a sketch from the November, 1818 Field Notes of surveyor John Randel. The school was described as a "simple rectangular structure with a slanted roof." Thanks to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum for their help in retrieving this historic sketch. The image on the bottom is a map of Washington Heights/Inwood from 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. The school was located on what today is 189th and Broadway.)

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 21 is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing fro...
09/20/2019

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 21 is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing from 11am-3:30pm are free. Then join our after hours Beer Tasting for a $15 donation. http://ow.ly/7BxI50w9CzT

Saturday, September 21 is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing from 11am-3:3...
09/18/2019
2019 Fall Festival Beer Tasting

Saturday, September 21 is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing from 11am-3:30pm are free. Then join our after hours Beer Tasting for a $15 donation and taste some Dyckman Beer Co. and Inwood Bar and Grill
http://ow.ly/CEHn50w9CPH

Check out 2019 Fall Festival Beer Tasting by Dyckman Farmhouse Museum!

Saturday is #MuseumDay AND it is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing from 1...
09/17/2019

Saturday is #MuseumDay AND it is our Annual Community Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Activities and house viewing from 11am-3:30pm are free. Then join our after hours Beer Tasting for a $15 donation. http://ow.ly/IOxa50w9Csz

Let your curiosity bring you to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on #MuseumDay Saturday, September 21st. Admission to the ho...
09/15/2019

Let your curiosity bring you to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on #MuseumDay Saturday, September 21st. Admission to the house and Fall Festival is free from 11am-4pm. @MuseumDay

Summer is still holding on in the Dyckman Farmhouse garden. Bee sure to stop by and check out our beautiful blooms this ...
09/14/2019

Summer is still holding on in the Dyckman Farmhouse garden. Bee sure to stop by and check out our beautiful blooms this week. It is the perfect place to sit, have a snack and rejuvenate.

We are searching for a few good volunteers to help us get ready for winter. If you would like to help out in our garden,...
09/13/2019

We are searching for a few good volunteers to help us get ready for winter. If you would like to help out in our garden, email [email protected] today.

It's Fall! We are so excited to bring back our annual Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Family time is 11am-3:30pm and it i...
09/13/2019
2019 Fall Festival Beer Tasting

It's Fall! We are so excited to bring back our annual Fall Festival. Don't miss out! Family time is 11am-3:30pm and it is FREE. Check out the 21+ portion of the festival for a small donation. Ticket link http://ow.ly/jfum50w0Qe2

Check out 2019 Fall Festival Beer Tasting by Dyckman Farmhouse Museum!

Address

4881 Broadway At 204th St
New York, NY
10034

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(212) 304-9422

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