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Address: 405 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD
Phone Number: 410-822-0293
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Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.

Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.

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like going back in time

wonderful old restored church .my mother in law is a member ,,I been here for a funeral and a few other times ..very like peoples treated me very well

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Trappe, Maryland
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Trappe, Maryland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful old restored church .my mother in law is a member ,,I been here for a funeral and a few other times ..very like peoples treated me very well

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Thank Will L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been here twice for worship--from a non-Quaker background--and OK, I'm kinda of a church dork, but I really don't think there's a better way to experience a historical worship space than through attending worship. The building is beautiful (but not air-conditioned, do note!), and it's an extremely welcoming group of people who gather on Wednesdays and Sundays. (They also... More 

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Thank Victoria L
Easton, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This meeting house is one of the oldest religious buildings in the U.S. The simplicity and peace of the building and the site are unparallelled. I live in Easton, and I like to go sit inside and think about all the generations of people who have sat here and contemplated life and the eternal.

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2 Thank Beth H
Laytonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Charming, touching, history in fact. The oldest place of worship in continuous use in the United States. Peaceful.

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1 Thank cheryl g
Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The historic old meeting house is one of the oldest standing structures in the USA used continually for worship. Built in the 1600's, there's a special feeling in the place, a sacred sense of the old souls who worshiped here in times past. There is no heat or electricity, and you can visit anytime. Meeting for worship is held here... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

As you pull up a narrow driveway back onto the property, its as if the world drops away. Tall mature trees oaks, magnolias? and pines surround several structures...the two main buildings and some out buildings. The grounds are strewn with pine needles, hiding the pavement so you are transported back in time. I did not go up to the main... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It is lovingly kept in perfect condition. It is open often, allowing for visitors to enter and experience the beauty of the building and the grace of many Quaker founding families. The peacefulness if lovely.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is the oldest frame building used continuously for religous worship in the US. It was built in 1682 and still has services twice a week. It is part of a complex that sits back from the road.

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It is nice to have this part of History being a part of our heritage. I visit the place to show it off to friends.

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Thank Donna D
Neavitt, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This serene property contain two historic buildings which have been used for services by members of the Religious Society of Friends for hundreds of years. The original meeting house dates to 1685 or thereabouts, and the "new" meeting house was buit in the nineteenth century. As you look at the woodwork in the older building, keep in mind that tools... More 

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