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"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



Quaker Meeting House links to Ohio Pix database page, AL01021 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.


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April - October By Appointment Only

Garden Tours: first Saturday & Sunday of August, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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Admission: House only

OHS Members FREE
Adults $3.00
Children 6 - 12 $1.50

Admission: Tour of Six Buildings

OHS Members $7.00
Adults $7.00
Students $4.00

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.


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General Information

Quaker Meeting House
Mount Pleasant Historical Society
Union & Concord
State Route 150 & State Route 647
Mt. Pleasant, OH 43939

Phone:
740-769-2893
1-800-752-2631 (toll free)

Site Manager:
S. Sawchuk


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