The Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt

Join HDC in a fun day commemorating

 Battle of Long Island aka The Battle of Brooklyn

Saturday October 26, 2013

Registration open from 11:30 am – 1pm

Western Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery

35th Street and Fourth Avenue

Battle of Brooklyn Map

One of the first battles of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn (a.k.a. the Battle of Long Island) took place on August 27, 1776 in what is now Western Brooklyn around Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery.

The scavenger hunt will include  locations around Brooklyn. You will explore the route that George Washington and his troops took during the fateful battle to locate each point. There will be special prizes for winning teams plus rewards for all participants!

Teams of up to four people  $15 :You do not need to have a full team of four to register, you may to the scavenger hunt with less people, we can create a team for you or you may do it alone. Whichever you prefer!!

Co-Sponsored and inspired by Chrysalis Archaeology

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13 comments

  1. Can you give more details please? Greenwood is a big place. Where exactly does the scavenger hunt start? What time of time commitment is anticipated for average people? I’d love to do this, but need to know if I can work it into my other commitments for the day.

    1. Hello,
      You can pick up a clue sheet at the western entrance of Green-Wood cemetery, at 4th Avenue and 35th Street. Take the ‘D’,’N’, or ‘R’ train to 36th Street. I will be there from 11:30 am – 1pm.
      Hope you can make it!

  2. the battle of long island was the FIRST revolutionary war battle after the signing of the Declaration of Independence – so that makes it the first battle of the new nation (sorry bunker hill…lol)

  3. the battle of long island was the FIRST revolutionary war battle after the signing of the Declaration of Independence – so that makes it the first battle of the new nation (sorry bunker hill…lol)

  4. Sorry not to make it. * Where can I get a copy of that map/poster of the battle? I had some ancestors who fought in that battle (I think we lost – Oops.).

    * I need to fill out the “Six to Celebrate” entry for Forest Close, Queens (near Forest Hills) by Nov. 1!

  5. Sorry not to make it. * Where can I get a copy of that map/poster of the battle? I had some ancestors who fought in that battle (I think we lost – Oops.).

    * I need to fill out the “Six to Celebrate” entry for Forest Close, Queens (near Forest Hills) by Nov. 1!

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