Square House Museum
1 Purchase St. Rye, NY 914-967-7588
Built circa 1730 by Peter Brown, the Square House served as a tavern in the late 18th century, when President George Washington did, indeed, sleep here, and John Adams, Samuel Adams and General Lafayette also stopped by for a visit. After returning to residential use in 1835, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that its disrepair inspired the then-village of Rye to renovate it and use it as a municipal building through 1964, when officials moved their headquarters across the street to City Hall. Since then, the Square House has functioned as both a museum and a home to the Rye Historical Society, which has maintained the building to evoke the look and feel of the original tavern. -Chris SericoHours: Tu-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m.-3p.m.