The Wickham House
A dialogue-based guided tour of the Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark built in 1812, challenges guests to explore aspects of life in the early 19th century. The Wickham House was purchased by Mann Valentine Jr. and in 1898 became the first home of the Valentine Museum. This historic home allows us to tell the complicated story of the Wickham family, the home’s enslaved occupants, sharing spaces, the realities of urban slavery and more. Starting April 6, 2021, visitors can enjoy a self-guided visit to the first floor of the historic Wickham House as part of general admission. You can experience a 360 virtual tour of the house here.