Traditional Medicinals


How did colonists treat illnesses? While touring our historic gardens, students learn to identify common plants and how they were used in the 1700’s for both food and medicine. At the end of the program, we sample some refreshing Freedom tea.
Please note: because this program includes garden tour, it is only avaialable October 1 to November 15 and April 30-June 15.

Offered At

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, Colonial Times, Life Sciences, Agriculture, Social Studies, Sustainability


32 students


90 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, K, 1, 2

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for School Group