Benjamin Patterson Inn, Corning NY

The Painted Post Tavern was built in 1796. Benjamin Patterson and his wife, Sarah Patterson, were the first Innkeepers.

Tour the oldest existing tavern in the Lands of the Painted Post. The Williamson Road, now known as Route 15, along with the Chemung River was the frontier highway. These two routes of travel allowed people to come to this region to buy land from the Pulteney Estate.

The Pattersons welcomed the weary travelers with a place to sleep and a hot meal.

While here you will see:

  • The Tap Room, visitors and guests socialized and conducted business
  • The Dining Room where meals were served from the kitchen
  • The Kitchen, with a working open hearth fireplace
  • The Long Room, originally a meeting room or ballroom, now houses our extensive collection of textile equipment
  • The Guest Quarters, portrayed c1800, when you paid for bed space, not a room
  • The Patterson’s Quarters, where the Innkeepers family lived