3. Old Stone House

Near the Old Stone House in Park Slope, also known the Vechte-Cortelyou House, Lord Stirling was leading troops from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, which remained behind while George Washington and the main contingent of the army retreated.

The Old Stone House that sits in Park Slope today is not the original, nor the building used as a baseball and skating clubhouse for so many years (sometimes both in the lost sport of ice baseball). The original structure was demolished in the late 1890s and rebuilt in 1933, at a slightly different location using some of the original stones which had been unearthed in an excavation. Today it houses a museum operated by the Historic House Trust of New York City, showcasing exhibits on the house’s pivotal role in the Battle of Brooklyn and on Brooklyn culture, past and present.