Restored Vander Ende Onderdonk House with field stone walls
Credit: Greater Ridgewood Historical Society

Sat, October 22nd, 2022

12:00pm — 5:00pm

Sun, October 23rd, 2022

12:00pm — 5:00pm

Built in 1709, the Vander Ende Onderdonk House is the oldest fieldstone Dutch Farmhouse in New York City. It once marked the boundary between the towns of Newtown and Bushwick in 1769, and now marks the boundary between Queens and Brooklyn. Long a major New York City landmark, the Vander Ende Onderdonk House reflects the cultural history of the area from the Lenape homeland to a surprising link to the Apollo space program.

Tours will be self-guided, and Uni-guide tours are available via cell phone. Families can also complete a historical scavenger hunt. The Vander Ende Onderdonk House is located on 1.5 acres of open space featuring gardens, fruit trees, and picnic areas with views of Manhattan.

Accessibility for wheelchairs into the museum is restricted to the first floor. The ground is gravel and grass and uneven, so access to the open space surrounding the museum may be difficult for persons with wheelchairs or walkers.

Last entry at 4:30pm.

Last entry at 4:30pm.

1709; 1980