Wednesday, April 22, 2009
On the northern end of Manhattan in the neighborhood of Inwood is the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, one of the oldest structures in the city. They give guided tours there and teach people about what farm life used to be in northern Manhattan. Here is some information from their website: http://www.dyckmanfarmhouse.org/, "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. Today, nestled in a small park, the farmhouse is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood."