Open House NY, a volunteer organization highlighting the city's many secret and not-so-secret spaces, selected the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene as one of its select few free attractions.
And while Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents are no strangers to the 100-foot Doric column located in the middle of Fort Greene Park, this weekend provides everyone with the rare chance to learn about the grim history behind it.
On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a guide will be on hand to discuss the who died on prison ships docked in nearby Wallabout Bay during the Revolutionary War.
However, the Prison Ship monument isn't the only neighborhood venue "opening its doors" to the public.
Myrtle Hall, a six-story LEED certified Gold building at Clinton Hill's , will hold tours on Saturday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
will hold an open house on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with tours scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Italian Romanesque-styled will open its doors on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.