Old Stone House
History Museum, Park
11:00am - 4:00pm
11:00am - 4:00pm
- During the Battle of Brooklyn, 260 Maryland troops held off more than 2,000 British soldiers so that the rest of the Continental Army could retreat over the Gowanus. Less than a dozen survived.
- Explores the American Revolution, colonial life and Brooklyn. Celebrate Black History by checking out noteworthy African-American contributions over the years: http://bet.us/BHM
- John Turturro narrates the audio tour at this Park Slope site, where parts of the Battle of Long Island took place. The park itself was the location for the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- This park was once the site of Washington Park, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the 1880's, park owners flooded the field and turned it into a skating rink, where people often played baseball on ice.
- As he watched British and Hessian soldiers firing on Americans here during the Battle of Brooklyn, George Washington exclaimed, "What brave men I must this day lose!"
- Brooklyn Local spot / National History
- Nice tiny museum. The exhibit inside talks about the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Brooklyn.
- Great play area for the kiddys!
- Despite the fact that they are located right next to a children's playground and a kids sports field, they will kick you and your children off of their lawn in the most snotty way.
- Great informative small museum. Well worth it. Support the renovations and expansions with the suggested donation.
- Call ahead to just stop by. Tiny place, not a lot to see, but you get to hold an original musket if you want.
- Bathrooms are disgusting. I chose to change my daughter on a bench instead.
- Great farmers market!
- In August of 1776, the American Revolution erupted in Brooklyn. The first, and largest, conflict of the War, the Battle of Brooklyn included sites now occupied by The Old Stone House and Prospect Park
- Make sure to check out the Great Room upstairs to see some cool art exhibits and mingle over refreshments when events are taking place.
- Come to the Old Stone House on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-4 for the museum's open hours and get a dose of Brooklyn history!