"Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval."
- new rochelle resident, susan b. anthony
Planning a trip to the Museum? Here are a few tips to make your visit more enjoyable
All Museum Tours cancelled for Sunday July 14th Due to emergency maintenance work, the Museum will be closed for visitation. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Reserved only tours will be conducted Tuesday, July 16th at no additional admission fee. ContactUs 24 hours in advance to reserve your tour.
The Museum is on Summer Hours Visitation by tour only Doors open 10 minutes before each tour While waiting for next available tour, relax on our porch or enjoy a picnic lunch Check our Calendar Page for available tours & closures
Friday tours 12pm & 3pm stop by our Farmer's Market table to request a 12pm tour
Saturday/Sunday 10:15am, 12pm, 1:45pm, 3:45pm Come rediscover the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum this summer!
All Special Museum Events will be posted on our Facebook pages & Events Page Contact us to reserve an available date/time for your tour.
Contact us for special tour requests. Requests for group & special tours are currently being accepted for the Summer and Fall. Let us create a unique tour for your group
Tours take 1.25 to 1.50 hours. Includes both floors of Museum, (weather permitting) we visit outside points of interest on grounds including Paine's grave site and Sophia Brewster One Room Schoolhouse.
Tours leave promptly and cannot be joined once in progress.
Contact us to reserve a specific date/time for your tour. Space is limited to 8 for general tours. We will happily accommodate larger groups with advanced notice.
Visiting the area on a day we’re not opened? Please send us an inquiry about private tours. Certain membership levels are offered private tours at no additional fee. Visit our membership page for details.
Walkway to our Museum entrance is wheelchair accessible. There is a small curb before you enter into the first floor.
Our second floor is accessible by stairs only. Docents can conduct a virtual tour of our second floor exhibits.
Museum restroom for visitors available on the second floor. During regular operating hours a port o san is located at the foot of our Huguenot Bridge. Please ask at Museum to unlock it.
We enjoy visitors of all ages.
We love our pets but not everyone is comfortable around them. We ask that you leave your ferry friends outside while visiting the inside of our Museum. Leased and well behaved pets are welcome on our outside grounds. Please remember to pickup after your pets.
There is free street parking available on Sicard Avenue.
Bring a Picnic to enjoy on our grounds. We have several tables available across our property. Forgot your picnic? Beechmont Tavern has a full menu that delivers right to the Cottage Grounds. Remember to take your trash with you.