Searching for Freedom: African American Heroes of the Revolution


Explore the stories of individuals who began the struggle for civil rights in the mid 1700’s, then collaborate within small groups to retell these biographical stories. This trip can be experienced onsite as a syncrhonous virtual field trip. Materials will be provided for download prior to the synchronous Virtual Field Trip

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The Old Stone House

The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House. Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our school programs connect Brooklyn’s past and present through child-centered learning in an intimate setting. Students discover the 17th and 18th centuries through real life experiences and hands-on activities at the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Our education programs encourage student inquiry, accommodate a variety of learning styles and support learning in accordance with these New York State Standards for Social Studies:
New York State & U.S. History
Civics, Citizenship & Government



History, Revolutionary War, Slavery, 18th Century, African American History


32 students, 1 chaperone per 10 students


90 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 7

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for School Group