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Our House Tavern

A three-story brick tavern in the Federal style
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    • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Adult: $4.00
    • Senior: $3.00
    • Children : $1.00
    • Student: $1.00
    • OHC Member: Free

    Open May–October, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Open Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day

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Enjoy a tour of this Federal style tavern, and view the taproom, dining room, and other usual facilities. The tavern also boasts a large ballroom for social functions. A summer kitchen and beautifully landscaped courtyard make Our House a favorite for weddings. Each spring, Gallipolis celebrates General Lafayette’s visit to the Old House. Average visit time: Allow 1 hour


Henry Cushing’s Ohio River Tavern, “Our House,” was the center of the Gallipolis community’s social life for many years. On Independence Day, 1820, the citizens of the town, after conducting appropriate ceremonies at the court house, paraded to Mr. Cushing’s tavern with a military escort in full regalia. 

Our House was also the place where General Lafayette, on his triumphant tour of America, was entertained on Sunday, May 22, 1825, by the prominent citizens, an event which has lingered in the city’s memory so vividly that it is customarily marked with an annual event.

Our House Tavern is locally Managed by The Friends of Our House Committee.

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