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 Historic 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 historical 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 historic Quaker 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.

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Contact Us

115 S. 4th Street, P.O. Box 12,

Waynesville, Ohio 45068

Tel: 513-897-1607

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Kroger & Amazon

Did you know you can support the Waynesville Area Heritage Cultural Center just by shopping at Kroger and at

It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select the Museum.

Our number is QH895

Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for the museum every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

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115 S. 4th Street, P.O. Box 12,

Waynesville, Ohio 45068