[WATCH] Wyckoff House: New York City's Oldest Building is Older Than You Think

Sitting on an unassuming lot in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood, the Wyckoff House and Museum doesn't look like much, but it has the distinction of being New York City's oldest surviving structure, with the original portion of the home dating back to 1652. In this video from New Netherland Now, learn the history if New York City's oldest house.

New York City can trace back its roots to the free and liberal city of Amsterdam in the 17th century. The Wyckoff House is the only house in New York City that is from that period, when the Republic of the Netherlands ruled part of North America. The house is one of the most tangible reminders of a period of American history that has largely been forgotten. New Amsterdam (1625-1664) was a colony in which people from all over the world used trade to make something better of themselves.

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