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A Hidden Treasure in New Rochelle

Having lived in Westchester all of my life and having passed by the sign for the cottage too many... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Stephen M
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New Rochelle, New York
Good for a quick bit of history

While this stop is small, it was full of history. Unfortunately the day we went the one room school... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Nicole C
,
Smithtown, New York
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9 Jul 2018
“A Hidden Treasure in New Rochelle”
24 Sep 2017
“Good for a quick bit of history”
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Having lived in Westchester all of my life and having passed by the sign for the cottage too many times to count I was there one weekend in October. The Cottage and grounds had been set up as a Pirate experience for visitors. The grounds...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

While this stop is small, it was full of history. Unfortunately the day we went the one room school house wasn’t open, but I will definitely make the trip to see that when it is. This is a smaller site so I wouldn’t recommend bringing...More

Thank Nicole C
kathypw, Board of Directors at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Nicole, thank you for visiting and for your very positive comments. We are a small museum, but there is a lot to see. Unfortunately, the One-room Schoolhouse is not open during regular hours, but can be if you ask the director, John Wright, to open...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I live nearby and am thus somewhat predjudiced. This is an important museum for US history. This was Thomas Paine's home.

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've literally stopped here three times when it was supposed to be open and couldn't get in because the doors were locked and nobody answered. Twice I was with other people and they couldn't figure it out either so we're either incredibly dumb, they need...More

Thank Donny N
kathypw, Board of Directors at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Donny, we do apologize for this inconvenience. I am at a loss, as we always put a sign on the door if we are closed during our regular hours. We are a "one-man" operation and there are times when the director is not available to...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I came with his granddad for a brief visit. We spend about 30-40 minutes browsing around. It's a charming little house with plenty old artifacts (not so old to me since I come from Europe and I can find most of these...More

Thank KorkiP
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It's a small but very interesting place that deserves a look-see. The gentleman inside is very nice and was happy to give me an overview as well as details of it's history.

Thank Beachfun12
Reviewed 25 March 2016

it is a nice local attraction that offers local activities around nice building and locals use it a lot

Thank badbaruch57
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The reason it got four starts and not two is because the curator was so gosh-darn interesting and patient with me. Only a fool would make this a destination in and of itself, but if you just had lunch and want to learn some fun...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2015

My son and I had a great time there when we went last year. He was 7 and we're both interested in local history. He loves maps and trains and there was some of both inside the cottage. A one room schoolhouse lesson was being...More

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 19 May 2015

A little pricey to get in but worth to go once if you are from out of town. I enjoy the history. The children's school house is cute.More

Thank Beth1245
kathypw, Board of Directors at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our site. We're sorry you found us "a little pricey", but would like to point out that we do not have an admission, only a suggested donation. We are entirely self-funded and we appreciate whatever amount our...More

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