The Old Stone House 40.673° N -73.9846° W

Description

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
Geography
Civics, Citizenship & Government


Lunch Notes

Outdoor lunch space is available in Washington Park, weather permitting. No indoor lunch space onsite.

Bathroom Notes

Bathrooms available outdoors in Washington Park

Info

336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

+1 718-768-3195

education@theoldstonehouse.org

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Subjects
History, Revolutionary War, 17th Century, 18th Century, Social Studies, Government & Civics, Economics, Geography, Visual Arts, Leadership, Media/Film, Native Americans, Ecosystems, Life Sciences, Animals, Sustainability, Colonial Times, Agriculture, Slavery, African American History, Nutrition
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Digital Resource, Field Trip, Live Virtual Event
Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, 1, 2, Postsecondary
Cost
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

OSH Virtual Gallery Tour

Our permanent exhibit: Old Stone House: Witness To War is a self-directed exhibit that takes visitors on a journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783. Ten themed areas allow visitors to explore this history and consider how war impacted the community, what choices citizens had to make at the time, battle strategies, and what makes these issues relevant in today’s world.

Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 addresses Brooklyn’s past, present and future by inviting artists to consider differing visions of an ideal Brooklyn. Participating artists also explore how Brooklyn has continued to change over the past decade, and if/how it can serve as a model for urban and American living on a national scale as we navigate a global pandemic in a time of unprecedented social, political and environmental turmoil. Brooklyn Utopias also implies the possibilities (or limitations) of art in creating a better world.

Subjects Covered

history, revolutionary war, 17th century, 18th century, social studies, government & civics

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, k, 1, 2, postsecondary
Capacity
35 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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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. Materials will be provided for download prior to the synchronous Virtual Field Trip

Subjects Covered

history, revolutionary war, slavery, 18th century, african american history

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Capacity
32 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Primary and Secondary Source Documents of the Revolutionary Era

Examine Brooklyn in the 17th and 18th Century through the voices of those who lived it! From Dutch explorers to patriot generals to early abolitonists, students have the opportunity to interact with original texts and understand their importance and context.
This is a synchronous virtual event. Documents will be provided for download prior to the scheduled workshop.

Subjects Covered

history, colonial times, revolutionary war, 17th century, 18th century

Grades
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Capacity
32 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
90 min.
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Digital Resource

Field Trip

Live Virtual Event