The Keepers Room is the oldest, and perhaps most viewed room. Pieces from this space have been removed for exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This room served as the kitchen for the original Hart family. On cold nights, the Keepers Room was used as a place to keep warm by members of the building’s first family. Complimented by beautiful renditions of colonial paintings and exhibiting one of the oldest standing fireplaces in America – this room is reminiscent of an eighteenth century English cottage.