A Unique Museum Experience
The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. As the gateway to the Quaker Historical District in Waynesville, Ohio, the Friends Home operates as a cultural center for the village, and for Wayne and Massie Townships of Warren County. It sits at the top of Quaker Hill two blocks off downtown Waynesville. Twenty-two rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors. Each room highlights a local community or an aspect of early Quaker life, period clothing, local medicine and education, and more! The Quaker Historical District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
While closed to the general public from mid-December through March, the museum office is open throughout the winter for group tours and research requests. Call or email us and we will respond promptly.
► Calendar updated for 2014 events
► Spring 2014 Newsletter posted
► View the Waynesville Walking Tour Brochure
►New Overnight Excursion - Eclectic Encounters May 5 & 6, 2014
We're planning another overnight coach tour. We're calling it "Eclectic Encounters, a visit to fascinating tri-state places that shaped our history." Details to follow.
► Museum Closes for Season
The Museum will close to the public on Saturday, December 14 and will reopen April 2, 2014. During the winter months private group tours of 10 or more can be booked through our office. Call or email us and we will respond promptly.
► Christmas Tour of Homes Photos, December 7,2013
Check out this nice article about shopping in Waynesville, and things to do in our town, including a visit to the Museum.
► Fall 2013 Newsletter posted
► Waynesville and the Museum on TV in Cleveland
A local TV show in Cleveland has a segment called "One Tank Trips" which highlight places to visit within a drive of one tank of gas. Watch this interesting video on Waynesville, "the most haunted village in Ohio". Featured are the Museum's ghost tours, the Museum and Hammel House.
► Photos from our Ohio River History and Haunting Tour
► New ghost photo added
►Shaker Video Presentation
Enjoy a video of the songs Simple Gifts and Amazing Grace sung by a docent at Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, KY. This presentation was part of our Quaker/Shaker Tour held in April, 2013.
►Donations can now be made online.
►Memberships can now be purchased online