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.

Flash News!!

► Christmas Tour of Homes reservations now online!  Dec. 5, 2015.

► NE Ohio Fall Tour Sept. 8-9-10 cancelled.

► October ghost tours now available for online purchase.

► Check out this new ghost book featuring the museum.

► Summer ghost tours for 2015 available for online purchase.

► Ghost Hunter class photos added March 20,2015.

Fall 2014 Newsletter posted

► Christmas Tour of Homes Photos, December 6,2014

► Take a tour at Touritz!  Touritz.com is a new website displaying

     historical walking tours.  Check out our tour of some of

     Waynesville's sites important in the history of the Underground


► New link to Ohio River National Freedom Corridor.

► View the Waynesville Walking Tour Brochure.

► Donations can now be made online.

► Memberships can now be purchased online.




The WAHCC at The Friends Home, Inc.  ~   115 S. 4th Street, P.O. Box 12, Waynesville, Ohio 45068 513.897.1607
© The Waynesville Area Heritage & Cultural Center at The Friends Home, Inc., 2013