The Old Stone House
Museum, Park, School
Located between the borders of the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus, Vechte-Cortelyou House is a replica of a historic Dutch stone farmhouse with a rich backstory which extends all the way to the American Revolution. The Old Stone House Historic Interpretive Center is operated by the First Battle Revival Alliance, honoring America’s first battle against Great Britain, known as the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, which occurred on the land which The Old Stone House now occupies. The alliance studies and preserves the heritage of the location through exhibits, school programs, public programs, and events which explore colonial life in Brooklyn. Seasonal events include music ecologies and holiday concerts, while the museum’s popular exhibit features period weapons and clothes, as well as documents and artifacts that bring the battle of August 1776 to life.