OSH School Programs

Students view the Battle of Brooklyn exhibit at OSH

Field Trips 2021

OSH offers virtual and in-person field trips as well as multi-session residencies in your classroom.

Browse our 2021-22 School Programs

The American Revolution

Learn About the Battle of Brooklyn at the Old Stone HouseGrades 4-12, 100 minutes

An in-person class trip that explores life in Brooklyn during the American Revolution. Visit the Old Stone House & Washington Park while maintaining Social Distance Protocols.

Students divide into two groups; Part 1 includes a Garden tour and scavenger hunt; Part 2 is an adapted 40-minute program in our gardens. This trip takes place outdoors.

Dutch Colonial Farm Life in Brooklyn

Grades 4-12, 90 minutes

Explore daily life in 18th century Brooklyn by trying your hand at traditional crafts and toys! Activities include butter-making, wool production, weaving and traditional games. This popular OSH field trip is held outdoors to observe COVID safety protocols.

Dutch Colonial Farm Life in Brooklyn

Learn About Life During the New York's Dutch Colonial Era at the Old Stone House

Grades K-3, 90 minutes

Explore daily life in 18th century Brooklyn by trying your hand at traditional crafts and toys! Activities include butter-making, wool production, weaving and traditional games. This popular OSH field trip is held outdoors to observe COVID safety protocols.

The American Revolution

Learn About Documents Like the Declaration of Independence at the Old Stone House

Grades 5-12, 90 minutes

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.

The American Revolution

Learn About African Americans in the American Revolutionary War Era at the Old Stone HouseGrades 4-12, 90 minutes

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.

Dutch Colonial Farm Life in Brooklyn

Grades 2-5, 90 minutes
Sept 23-Nov 1/Apr 24 to Jun 13

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 available October 1 to November 15 and April 30-June 20.