Former home of Thomas Paine whose pamphlet, Common Sense, helped spark the American Revolution. Now headquarters of the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association, the museum exhibits Exhibiting artifacts and furniture from the 18th century to present day, the history of the Huguenots and the City of New Rochelle. 19th century Sophia Brewster one-room schoolhouse on grounds. "We're not just Revolutionary, We're NY History Strong." Check our website and Facebook page for operating hours and year round special events.