Museum at the Friends Home
Museum at the Friends Home
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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CrzyHen3
Spring Valley, OH52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
This museum is two blocks off Main Street but well worth the detour. Over 20 rooms of exhibits to keep anyone interested but the feel of the museum and staff is one of being in a home. No barriers and engaging docents. Housed in a 1905 Quaker boarding home, the house is amazing. Spend an hour and you won't be disappointed. $5 admission is very reasonable.
Written June 22, 2016
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Lyera H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We toured the museum after the ghost walk and literally shut the place down. There are so many neat artifacts and rooms that you'll want to give yourself time to explore. I will definitely return!
Written October 15, 2021
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TAZ
Waynesville, OH30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Not only does the Museum at the Friends Home preserve a look into the Villages history and the involvement of the Quakers in the area. The museum used to serve as a nursing home at one time. I love the memory of taking my children there during Christmas to sing for the residents. Charming!
Written November 26, 2018
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Christina B
Waynesville, OH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great experience! Love the location, and our friendly, knowledgeable guide made it a fun night! I would go again!!
History with a mix of haunt!
Written October 27, 2022
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johnsonwarren
Midland, MI26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
An interesting building and museum, although not fully curated yet. Lacks some focus and overarching theme. Staff were friendly. Needs some effort to narrow their focus and enhance the explanation of the Friends history and their impact overall.
Written December 8, 2019
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Chris B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a great experience for learning about how people lived in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Lots of rooms that are focused on certain aspects of the Quaker experience.
Written June 27, 2018
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Thomas M
Jackson, MI124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
lots of things to look at in every room of a former boarding house. Historical items, a flavor of life back in the day and of local history. Two stories plus basement of items from the old frontier to the 50's, comfortable, relaxed, places to sit and contemplate. A suggested donation of $5, well worth it. Only open Wednesdays and Saturdays 1-5.
Written November 5, 2017
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mk1776
Cincinnati, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
A group of us were in the area and checked it out. We were expecting the whole home to be a preservation of what it was as a boardinghouse, but it was so much more. There were several themed rooms that represented the history of Waynesville and the area- a medical room, veteran's room, 1950s rooms, women's hats and fashions room, etc. The volunteer was friendly and knowledgeable and suggested other events in Waynesville. Absolutely worth the five dollars.
Written October 12, 2017
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Barbara M
Grove City, OH93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The museum was once a boarding house and is a magnificent building. Each room gives a little glimpse into early history of the area. We enjoyed not only some of the magnificent furnishings (be sure to enjoy the "coat rack" in the main entry way- it is huge but beautiful) but reading about the early history as well. The outside of the building belies its huge interior
Written October 11, 2017
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cef321
Centerville, OH6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
This place was originally a Quaker boarding home and is now a museum dedicated to the early history of Ohio's Quakers and the Waynesville area of southwest Ohio. Some say the building is haunted, but what is certain is that it exudes the charm and way of life of earlier times.
Written August 31, 2017
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