Wyman Tavern Museum and Bruder House

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Built in 1762 in the Georgian architectural style, the Wyman Tavern was in operation as a public house for 40 years.  Today it stands as one of the most historic buildings in Cheshire County and is open in the summer months for tours and events.

The Bruder House, a brick dwelling built in 1839 that is located adjacent to the Wyman Tavern.
Some important New Hampshire events took place at the Wyman House during its operation as a tavern.  On October 22, 1770, the Trustees of Dartmouth College, under President Eleazar Wheelock, met at the Wyman Tavern to hold their first meeting. Five years later, 29 Minutemen gathered at the Tavern to march to Lexington at the outbreak of the American Revolution in April 1775. The tavern remained in operation until 1799 before becoming a private residence for the next 170 years.  In 1968, the Wyman Tavern building became a historic house museum and is open every summer for tours and special events.

Rental Information : Bruder House and Wyman Tavern Museum

For more information and availability call Kathy at 603.352.1895

Bruder House

349 Main Street

Capacity: 42 persons with tables and chairs

60 persons for other configurations. Spacious room ideal for special meetings, receptions and workshops. limited on-site parking, air-conditioning, adjacent kitchen and flexible set-up possibilities for tables and chairs.

Rental rates:

Non-profit organizations:

$150/half-day* (up to 4 hours)

$250/full-day* (4-8 hours)

*$25/hour attendant fee

For-profit and private functions:

$250/half-day* (up to 4 hours)

$450/full-day* (4-8 hours)

*$25/hour attendant fee

 

 

Wyman Tavern Grounds –

339 Main Street

Capacity: 150 guests

Large grassy area, with limited on-site parking for vehicles with handicapped plates and for loading/unloading. Available May through October. Parking is on street or behind the Historical Society of Cheshire County (designated HSCC spots at 246 Main Street). If tents or portable toilets are required, arrangements can be made. (this rental does not include access to the interior of the Wyman Tavern Museum)

Rental rates:

Non-profit organizations:

$150/half-day* (up to 4 hours)

$250/full-day* (4-8 hours)

*$25/hour attendant fee

For-profit and private functions:

$250/half-day* (up to 4 hours)

$450/full-day* (4-8 hours)

*$25/hour attendant fee

Wyman Tavern

339 Main Street

The 1762 built tavern, on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours of this historic home are available for an additional fee.

Please become a Tavern Keeper to keep the Wyman Tavern operating

The Wyman Tavern is Keene’s most historic house and the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s most important artifact. The Wyman Tavern costs $300 per week to operate, which covers staffing, electricity, maintenance, insurance, security, and more. You can underwrite a week of operating the Wyman Tavern and become a Tavern Keeper by making a $300 contribution.