An official Path Through History Site! The Oldest Tavern in Painted Post. The complex features historic buildings that exemplify life in the 19th century. When you visit the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes today you can see the Tavern or Tap Room where guests once socialized and conducted business. The dining room and kitchen with working open hearth fireplace can both be seen, as can the long room, which houses an extensive collection of textile equipment. Walk through the Patterson's quarters, and view guest quarters displayed as if it were still 1800. Visit the one-room schoolhouse that was used to teach kindergarten through eighth grade until 1955. Take a self-guided tour through the Starr Barn's agriculture exhibit. The display depicts the year in four seasons, each illustrating the tasks and tools necessary in the life of a farmer during the first half of the 19th Century. Tour concludes at the working Blacksmith Shop where you can learn the tools of the trade during the 19th Century.