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
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.