Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Greene Park
The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument memorializes thousands of American soldiers, sailors, and civilians who died aboard British prison ships moored in Wallabout Bay (East River) from 1776 - 1783.
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Erected by State of New York.
Location. 40° 41.532′ N, 73° 58.491′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Washington Park when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Greene Park, just outside the museum and visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. one mile away); Church of the Saviour (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
More The Marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New York’s decisive role in America’s fight for independence.”
Also see . . .
1. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
2. The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. Fort Greene Park Conservancy.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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