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Quaker Yearly Meeting House

The first yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies
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  • Admission
    • Tour of Six Buildings: $15/adult
    • Children 6-13 : $7
    • Children under 6 : Free
    • Adult (Meeting House only): $6
    • OHC Member (Meeting House only): Free
    • Active Military (Meeting House only): Free

    April–October
    By Appointment Only

    Garden Tours
    First Saturday & Sunday of August:
    1 p.m.–7 p.m.

    Groups of 20 or more and special events receive $1.00 discount

    Handicapped Accessibility: Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns or visit www.themuseumofceramics.org for more information.

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    • Historic Preservation
    • African American History
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    • Northeast Ohio
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Visit

Tour the first Quaker yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies. Designed by Rev. Jacob Ong and completed in 1814, it was the center of a community important in the antislavery movement. During your visit, speak from the balcony to your tour guide on the first floor to hear and fully appreciate the acoustics. Average visit time: Allow 30 minutes

History

Built in 1814, the Quaker Yearly Meeting House was the first yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies. It is included in the Mount Pleasant Historic District for its association with the Quaker movement and the Underground Railroad. It became the responsibility of the Ohio History Connection in 1950. The Yearly Meeting House has recently been restored to preserve the structure for future generations and to better illustrate the rich heritage of Mt. Pleasant and its role in Ohio history.

Quaker Meeting House is managed locally by the Mount Pleasant Historical Society.