Virtual Colonial Life Lesson


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.

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.

We are in school district 18.



Colonial Times, 17th Century, Agriculture, Social Studies, Primary Sources


30 students, 1 chaperone per 30 students


45 min.


Virtual Field Trip


3-5, 6-8, K-2

Price Options

$110.00 per Group for Private School

$90.00 per Group for Public School

$80.00 per Group for Title I School