Workshops & Focus Tours

Workshops offer an intensive hands-on history experience, with a more limited visitation to the historic buildings. They take place primarily during the winter months of January, February, and March, although our three most popular workshops are also offered in October. Because of the general popularity of these programs, please book as early as possible.  Students explore historic buildings with recreated period interiors. Museum educators, costumed in period clothing, introduce household items and historical documents so that students experience the past in a real and meaningful way. Through this immersive journey, history, economics, civics, and geography come alive at a true living history village.

Please call us weekdays at 718-351-1611 x. 280 or email us anytime

at reservations[at] to schedule a school visit.





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COLONIAL inquiry (grades 2-8)

What was life like before electricity, trade routes that included airplanes and goods manufactured mostly by machines? Visit farmhouses and commercial spaces to find out.


the AFRICAN AMERICAN experience (grades 3-8)

What jobs and skills did African Americans have in the 1700s and 1800s? How did enslaved people live and work in New York in the 1700s? Find answers to these and other questions in this tour through the Historical Museum, farmhouses and more.