2. Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House (Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum)
The Wyckoff House was built in 1652, when Dutch and German tenant farmers immigrated to the Americas to establish a new town in the modern-day Canarsie area of Brooklyn. The farmhouse, the oldest surviving example of a Dutch saltbox frame house, sits on land that was purchased from the local Lenape people in the seventeenth century. The area was eventually subject to rapid development, but even after Brooklyn’s urbanization, the Wyckoff House still survives today. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967, the farmhouse was restored in 1982 and opened to the visitors as a museum. From Tuesday to Friday, the museum is open from 1pm-3pm, and on Saturdays it’s open from 11am-3pm.