Hidden inside the historic Park Slope Armory are two mythic locations: an abandoned shooting range underground once used by the 14th Regiment of the New York State militia, nicknamed as the ”Red Legged Devils” during the Civil War and a hidden Veterans Museum that Untapped Cities featured in the book Secret Brooklyn. On an upcoming members-onlyUntapped Cities Insiders tour, you can explore this secret locations and meet Tom Miskel, a Park Slope resident and veteran of the Vietnam War who has been working on the multi-room museum, a space that is chock full of artifacts from the many wars fought by the United States. Miskel will give a brief introduction of the spaces and then lead us into the hidden rooms! You’ll not only be able see two of the shooting ranges, but also a Victorian-era waiting room where the soldiers would wait their turn. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!

DATE: Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 6:00PM-7:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 12PM EST

Already a member? Book here!


  • Go off-limits into an abandoned shooting range in the Park Slope Armory, a fascinating location not normally open to the public
  • Learn about the collection of the hidden Veterans Museum from the curator and de-facto historian of the armory, Tom Miskel

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.

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