Tourist In Your Own Town

Tourist In Your Own Town #41 - The Old Stone House & The Battle of Brooklyn

The Old Stone House is a 1933 reconstruction (using some of the original materials) of the Vechte-Cortelyou House (c.1699-1897) and is located within Washington Park of Park Slope Brooklyn. It is the site of the Maryland 400’s brave counterattack against the British during the Battle of Brooklyn in the Revolutionary War.

Today the Old Stone House serves as a historic interpretive center with a permanent exhibit about the Battle of Brooklyn as well as other exhibits connected to Brooklyn’s past and present. It also serves as an event space hosting local theater groups, concerts, and more. In addition there are lovely gardens reflecting plants of the era.

Plan your visit to the Old Stone House
Washington Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn
3rd Street (between Fourth and Fifth Avenues)
theoldstonehouse.org

Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn - Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday August 30, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Honor the spirit and heroes of the Battle of Brooklyn at Green-Wood Cemetery. Green-Wood hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies and 18th-century living. See parades, cannon fire, horse rides, re-enactments, and historic cooking.

This is a great event for kids and families.
visit green-wood.com

Tourist In Your Own Town #41 - The Old Stone House & The Battle of Brooklyn from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.