Quaker Yearly Meeting House

Visit the first Quaker yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies, a National Historic Landmark associated with the antislavery movement

Quaker Yearly Meeting House

298 Market Street, Mt Pleasant, OH, USA
Tours are available by appointment only from April 15, 2021 – October 15, 2021.
Tours are for small groups, with no more than 10 in a group. Masks are required.

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 on Facebook at Friends of Historical Society of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio for more information.
Tour of Six Buildings - $15.00/adult Children 6-12 - $7.00 Children under 6 - $0.00 Adult (Meeting House only) - $6.00 OHC Member (Meeting House only) - $0.00 Active Military (Meeting House only) - $0.00

Masks are no longer required but please practice social distancing whenever possible.

Visit

Tour the first Quaker yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies. Designed by Rev. Jacob Ong and completed in 1814, it served as a gathering place for Quakers from a large region and was the center of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, a largely Quaker community that was 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, Mount Pleasant’s Quaker Yearly Meeting House was the first Quaker yearly meeting house west of the Alleghenies. It is part of the Mount Pleasant Historic District, a National Historic Landmark district for its association with the history of the Quakers, the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad. Mount Pleasant’s Quaker Yearly Meeting House became the responsibility of the Ohio History Connection in 1950. It has recently been restored to preserve it for future generations and to better illustrate the rich heritage of Mount Pleasant and its role in Ohio and American history.

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

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Families, Tourists & History Enthusiasts
  • Historical Topics: African American History, Historic Preservation & Settlement & Statehood
  • Regions: Northeast Ohio & Southeast Ohio
  • Site Activities: Guided Tours
  • Museum & Site Type: Historical Marker, National Register Location, Geocaching Site, Blue Star Site, Outside of Network & Ohio History Connection Site

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