"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
Come rediscover the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum this fall! Due to our many "hands on" exhibits Visitation is by guided tour only Doors open 5 minutes before each posted tour for ticket purchase
While waiting for next available tour, relax on our porch or enjoy a picnic lunch ***Check our calendar page for Museum closures for special events or fully booked tours.***
Reach us for special tour requests. Requests for group & special tours are currently being accepted for the remainder of 2019. 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 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 pick up 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.