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Historic Brooklyn

95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

The Battle of Brooklyn was not only one of the largest battles in the entire Revolutionary War, it was also one of the costliest defeats for the Continental Army. Though the area is heavily developed, modern Brooklyn hosts a number of sites where historical buildings and monuments have been preserved for visitors. 

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  • Prospect Park, which includes the Dongan Oak Monument, which honors the tree cut down by American forces to stall the British Advance and the Lefferts Historic House, an old Dutch farmhouse where visitors of all ages can experience daily life in the 18th century. 

  • The Old Stone House, another historic house, and the site of where the Maryland 400 attacked the British position to cover Washington’s retreat at great cost to themselves. 

  • Fort Greene Park, the site of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument, set up in memory of the thousands of men and women held and left to languish aboard British prison ships. Those who died aboard these ships are perhaps the single largest collection of casualties from the entire war.