Colonial Life (School-based Program)


Learn how a family of 13 lived in a single-room house through storytelling, inquiry, artifact investigation, images, and hands-on activities. Explore the restored home of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and bring to life what the daily experience in colonial Nieuw Amersfoort was like for the Dutch, enslaved Africans, and Lenape people who called this place home.

Choose one hands-on activity: Butter Churning, Herbal Sachet Making, or Wool Felting.

Flexible timing is available.

Offered At

Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum preserves, interprets, and operates New York City’s oldest building and it’s surrounding 1.5 acres of farmland. Through innovative educational and farm-based programs we build cultural and agricultural connections within our community, emphasizing immigration, family, food, and community through history. During field trips to the farmhouse, students learn about the history of the site through inquiry, exploration, and hands-on activities.

Check out our new virtual learning experiences and school-based programs. Currently we are offering three types of program options:

  • 45 minute virtual programs, offered via Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Socially-distanced in-person experiences at the museum for schools within walking distance.
  • In-person programs at your school facilitated by a Wyckoff Educator.

Contact to discuss how we can modify our program offerings to best serve your students.

We are in school district 18.



History, Colonial Times, 17th Century, Agriculture, Social Studies


30 students


60 min.


School Based Program


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, K

Price Options

$200.00 per Group for Public School

$180.00 per Group for Local District School

$180.00 per Group for Title I School

$220.00 per Group for Private School