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Interior of Our House "Come over to our house"

-- Henry Cushing, 1820

The outside of Our House Our House--a three-story brick tavern in the Federal style--was built in Gallipolis by Henry Cushing in 1819. The tavern boasted (in addition to its taproom, dining room, and other usual facilities), a large ballroom for social functions.

On 22 May 1825, General Lafayette visited Gallipolis and was entertained at Our House Tavern. Gallipolis still celebrates Lafayette's visit with a ceremony each spring. The Cushing family owned and operated Our House until 1865. It was purchased in 1933 by Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Holzer. They donated it to the state in 1944 as a memorial to the French families who founded Gallipolis.

The restored tavern and inn contains period furnishings and offers a display of early Americana. Visitors today will step back in time to when proprietor Henry Cushing invited weary travelers to stay at his inn.

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Hours: May 28, 2011 - October 30, 2011

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Holidays

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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OHS Members FREE
Adults $4.00
Children/Students $1.00
Seniors $3.00
Adult Bus Tours $50/ Bus

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Our House is on First Avenue between Locust and State streets in Gallipolis, in Gallia County.

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Our House
The Friends of Our House Committee
P.O. Box 607
Gallipolis, OH 45631

1-800-752-2618 (toll free)

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