photo: Jim Henderson

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum tells the story of rural Northern Manhattan, a landscape and a lifestyle that disappeared in the transformation from a farming community to an urban neighborhood. Through the story of the Dyckman family and farm, the museum explores life in early 19th century rural Manhattan and the preservation of that memory in the early 20th century. During the city period, 1915-1916, the neighborhood was transforming and the Dyckman sisters responded by saving the farmhouse and creating the museum. The Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City. It is the last farmhouse in Manhattan, is a vital cultural asset in New York City.

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) was formed to help raise crucial funds to ensure the continued preservation of this amazing historic site. Funding raised is used to support events.
Events vary year round with some ongoing; featuring farmhouse tours, pay what you can entry, and a host of children’s events. October events include yoga, arts, and crafts. The Farmhouse is open Thursday – Saturday 11am-4pm.  See the October events calendar below in both English and Spanish. More info on their site:

Michelle Caines
Author: Michelle Caines

Co-creator of Uptown Birdies, Michelle is a Harlem-born mother of three with a passion for anything educational and mindfulness. She enjoys hunting down affordable kid-friendly events within upper Manhattan and teaching mindfulness. Social handle: @mscaines & @tlbmindfulness