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.
►Two summer 2016 ghost hunter classes added. Book them online.
►Summer ghost tours can now be booked online.
► Shaker Village Overnight Bus Tour September 6 & 7, 2016
Check out our Fall Bus Tour to the famous Shaker Village at Pleasant Hils, Kentucy.
► Christmas Tour of Homes Photos, December 5, 2015
►Check out this new ghost book featuring the museum.
► New link to Ohio River National Freedom Corridor.
► View the Waynesville Walking Tour Brochure.
► Donations can be made online.
► Memberships can be purchased online.