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Lefferts Historic House

Location: Flatbush Avenue at Empire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, near the Willink entrance to the Park.
Phone: (718) 789-2822

Located six blocks north of its original site on Flatbush Avenue near Maple Street, Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park is one of the few surviving Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Brooklyn. It is an 18th-century farmhouse that features a working garden, historic artifacts, period rooms and exhibits. The museum focuses on the lives of the people that lived and worked on the land, including the Lenape, Dutch settlers and enslaved Africans. Through hands-on experiences, cultural performances and imaginative play, visitors learn about the rich history of Brooklyn and also gather together to celebrate the diversity of our community today. Today Lefferts Historic House is operated by the Prospect Park Alliance and a further historical narrative description is noted on its website. 

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The Bailey Fountain is turned off in preparation for the plaza's renovation, which is slated to begin in July 2022. Visit the Prospect Park Capital Projects Tracker to learn more about the project.

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