Museum at the Friends Home

and the Quaker Historic District

Check the museum's hours ahead of time: call (513) 897-1607 or visit their website below.

The 1905 Friends Boarding Home was opened by local Quakers to provide care for elderly Friends and “those in sympathy with them,” and operated into the 1990s. It was the predecessor of Quaker Heights Care Community, a ministry of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

In 1999, it became The Museum at Friends Home, with artifacts and displays about the history of Waynesville and the surrounding communities. It is now operated by a group of local volunteers. There are 22 rooms on three floors.



115 South Fourth Street, Waynesville, OH 45068 ~ (You can park on Fourth Street to walk the Quaker Historic District and visit all six sites in this area.)