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Museum at the Friends Home

Open Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Preserving History

Not only does the Museum at the Friends Home preserve a look into the Villages history and the... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
taz1920
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Waynesville, Ohio
Hands on museum where you can sit on furniture and touch some of the items. Really well furnished and displayed

This is a great experience for learning about how people lived in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Lots... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Chris B
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Nov 26, 2018
“Preserving History”
Jun 27, 2018
“Hands on museum where you can sit on furniture and touch some of the items. Really well furnished and displayed”
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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...more
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115 S 4th St, Waynesville, OH 45068-9573
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed November 5, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed October 12, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

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-...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 31, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

My wife and I visited the Museum on May 20th, 2017 in search of her families Quaker heritage many of which were buried in the Caesars Creek Friends Cemetery. We were very much surprised at the knowledge both Lee and Dolly (Curator) possessed about the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

My husband and I visit the Museum of The Friends at least once a year. We love to go at Christmas time to enjoy the decorations and the spirit of the home. My husband is a lifelong resident of Warren County and has been able...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dorothy A
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Had a wonderful time on the Ghostly walking tour in historic downtown Waynesville on October 28, 2016. Heard many interesting ghost and local history stories and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to experience a quaint village atmosphere while finding out why Waynesville is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jadjoe
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Wonderful tour by the two volunteers. Very interesting history of the Quakers and the areas of Waynesville and the surrounding areas, both before and after Caesar Creek Lake.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Elizabeth B
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