4. Queens County Farm Museum

Owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Queens County Farm Museum was built in 1697 by the Adriances, a Dutch family of farmers. After they sold their farmhouse in 1808, a succession of owners transformed to a modern truck-farming business. It remained that way until the last private farmer sold the home to Creedmoor State Hospital, who used it to rehabilitate their patients. Today, the Queens County Farm Museum is the highest attended attraction in Queens, providing its visitors with programs and events such as The Amazing Maize Maze.