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.
► October ghost tours can now be reserved and purchased online.
► 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 overnight tour: Bats, Boats, Bourbon & Beautiful Horses
► Photos of our Eclectic Encounters tour have been posted.
►The Museum is accepting donations for our Yard Sale to be held
June 12, 13, and 14th, 2014. Drop off at Museum Garage or
call for assistance 513-897-1607.
► Summer ghost tours can now be booked online.
► New link to Ohio River National Freedom Corridor.
► Calendar updated for 2014 events
► Spring 2014 Newsletter posted
► View the Waynesville Walking Tour Brochure
► Christmas Tour of Homes Photos, December 7,2013
► 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.
► Donations can now be made online.
► Memberships can now be purchased online.