What to Expect from your School Visit
Every year, the Wyckoff House Museum welcomes over 5000 students, teachers, and chaperones through our school programs. Many teachers choose to visit us year after year because of our unique student-centered and hands-on approach to learning. During your visit to the farmhouse, your students will learn about the history of the site through inquiry and exploration.
School programs at the Wyckoff farmhouse are learner-centered. Your students will have many opportunities to ask questions, collaborate, and think critically.
Our educators engage students in multiple modes of exploration. School programs feature a mix of learning through storytelling, close looking, artifact examination, and hands-on learning through crafts and play.
As New York City’s oldest house and last remaining Dutch house, the Wyckoff farmhouse’s school programs are deeply connected to a history of change and transformation.
Choose from four programs and several hands-on activities. Please note that not all programs and activities are offered year-round or for all age groups. Please view our Program Options page for more details before requesting a booking.
- Colonial Life
- Farming and Science
- African American Lives
- Voyage to a New World
- Butter Churning
- Herbal Sachet Making
- Quill Pen Writing
- Colonial Games and Toys
- Seed Planting
- New! Wool Felting
Read more about program options, hands-on activities, curricular connections, and standards addressed by our school programs.
Program Rates, 2015–2016
School program fees are assessed per group. In general, we attempt to schedule one class per available program. Our space is limited, however, and large classes may be asked to split into multiple groups. We want you to be comfortable! If your class exceeds the maximum group size shown below, please contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate you.
Maximum group size*:
- Grades K–5:
Up to 30 students & 5 adults
- Grades 6–8:
Up to 25 students & 5 adults
- Grades 9–12:
Up to 20 students & 5 adults
- Independent School:
$200 per group
- Public or Charter School:
$180 per group
- Public or Charter School – Title I:
$150 per group
*Groups that exceed these maximum group sizes will be required to pay an additional $5 per person fee, which will be collected on your arrival to the museum.
How to Book your Visit
Requesting a trip to the Wyckoff House Museum has three steps:
- Choose your program and hands-on activity. Read about program options.
- Review your school and class calendar and select 2-3 preferred dates and times per class from our available openings. View calendar of available dates and times.
- Complete the online reservation request form. View form.
Once we have received your reservation request, we will review it and contact you to finalize the date(s) and time(s) of your reservation. Then, we will send you a confirmation document and an invoice for the full school program fee.
Please note that full payment of your program fee is due four weeks in advance of your scheduled trip date. Before booking, we strongly recommend that you review our payment, cancellation, and late arrival policies.
How to Prepare for your Visit
Printable resources, curricular connections, and other pre- and post-visit materials are available online. Learn more.
School programs are made possible in part, through generous support from the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.