From September to November 1778, General Washington based his military movements in Pawling. During these three months, Washington first slept in the home of Reed Ferris, a Quaker, and then used John & Sybil Kane's house as his residence.
Today, the John Kane House is the Historical Society's main museum. On the first floor, visitors can learn about the area's indigenous and European settlers; the Anti-Rent Rebellion; Washington's use of Pawling; and the effect of the Revolutionary War upon the Pawling community.
CLOSED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
currently open by appointment only
$5 donation for admission
A volunteer tour guide will give you a full survey of the downstairs and upstairs of the home, which are decorated with displays of period artifacts.
Tel: (845) 855-9316