Located in a reconstructed 1699 Dutch farmhouse that was central to the Battle of Brooklyn, the Old Stone House is a museum and community resource that explores the American Revolution, colonial life and Brooklyn.


Battle of Brooklyn

  • Battle Events and Landmarks
  • Complete Battle Guide
  • Podcast Tour with John Turturro
  • Battle of Brooklyn Games
July 4 – OSH is open from 11 am – 4 pm

The Declaration of Independence was read in New York on July 9.

Hundreds of British naval ships occupied
New York Harbor and tensions were
running high. George Washington,
commander of the Continental army
in New York, read the document aloud
in front of City Hall.

Later that day, the crowd tore down the
nearby statue of George III, which was
melted down and became  more than
42,000 musket balls for the American army.

The New York Public Library has their copy
of the Declaration of  Independence
on display.

Come to the Old Stone House &
Washington Park, and learn
what happened next!