The historic 1795 Stroud Mansion is the finest example of Georgian-style architecture in Monroe County. The 12-room house, an imposing structure for its time, was built by Jacob Stroud, founder of Stroudsburg and a Revolutionary War colonel, as a home for his eldest son, John. It now houses the Monroe County Historical Society and operates as a museum with four floors of exhibit space highlighting the history of Monroe County. Permanent exhibits include artifacts that span local history from the time of the native Americans to present day. Specialized collections and exhibits rotate throughout the year, focusing on the social, cultural, political and economic life of Monroe County. Featured rooms include a Colonial-era cellar kitchen, the early 18th century Stroud Room, and a Victorian parlor. One-hour guided tours are offered at 11 am and 2 pm each day of operation. A local history research library is also available during regular hours. Group tours available on request.