"Last Sunday was a great day in town. The shops and everything was open and the Street full of Melon and Gingerbread Wagons.... If you know what a fair is like in Ireland, you know very near what it was like here last Sunday... You would never see the like of before. Tell Bill about it I wish you were here."
-- Jesse Spencer of Mt. Pleasant,
Describing the annual meeting time, 1846
This three-story brick building was erected in Mount Pleasant in 1814 and was the first yearly Quaker meeting house west of the Alleghenies.
Capable of holding 2,000 persons, the building contains an auditorium with a balcony. The auditorium can be divided into two rooms by lowering a wooden partition; when the building was actively used by Quakers, men and women met separately. Jesse Thomas and Robert Carothers laid out Mount Pleasant in 1803. It soon became an important market for Quaker settlers. The Mount Pleasant meeting house was used regularly until 1909.
|April - October
||By Appointment Only
Garden Tours: first Saturday & Sunday of August, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: House only
Admission: Tour of Six Buildings
Groups of 20 or more and special events receive $1.00 discount
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Quaker Meeting House is on the southwest edge of Mount Pleasant, in Jefferson County, a few blocks north of the intersection of State Route 150 and State Route 647.
Quaker Meeting House
Mount Pleasant Historical Society
Union & Concord
State Route 150 & State Route 647
Mt. Pleasant, OH 43939
1-800-752-2631 (toll free)