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The Third Haven Friends Meeting House

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Address: 405 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601-2808
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+1 410-822-0293
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Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.

Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.

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American and Eastern Shore Historical Site

I am extremely biased towards Third Haven Meeting. Relatives on my Mother's side are buried there going back hundreds of years. The Meeting House is the oldest frame church in... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
smpitmaniv
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am extremely biased towards Third Haven Meeting. Relatives on my Mother's side are buried there going back hundreds of years. The Meeting House is the oldest frame church in America still in use - consecrated in 1684. Although just off a fairly busy street, once you enter the grounds, the noise falls away and you are enveloped in peace.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We found out about this place by chance from a local at the grocery store. We found it easily and were very surprised. Interesting story behind the land and the buildings and everything was open with no one around. We wondered around the meeting house (and got some amazing photos) all on our own for almost 45 minutes. If you... More 

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Thank cpbauer
Trappe, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

wonderful old restored church .my mother in law is a member ,,I been here for a funeral and a few other times ..very like peoples treated me very well

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Thank Will L
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I've been here twice for worship--from a non-Quaker background--and OK, I'm kinda of a church dork, but I really don't think there's a better way to experience a historical worship space than through attending worship. The building is beautiful (but not air-conditioned, do note!), and it's an extremely welcoming group of people who gather on Wednesdays and Sundays. (They also... More 

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Thank Victoria L
Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

This meeting house is one of the oldest religious buildings in the U.S. The simplicity and peace of the building and the site are unparallelled. I live in Easton, and I like to go sit inside and think about all the generations of people who have sat here and contemplated life and the eternal.

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

Charming, touching, history in fact. The oldest place of worship in continuous use in the United States. Peaceful.

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Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The historic old meeting house is one of the oldest standing structures in the USA used continually for worship. Built in the 1600's, there's a special feeling in the place, a sacred sense of the old souls who worshiped here in times past. There is no heat or electricity, and you can visit anytime. Meeting for worship is held here... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

As you pull up a narrow driveway back onto the property, its as if the world drops away. Tall mature trees oaks, magnolias? and pines surround several structures...the two main buildings and some out buildings. The grounds are strewn with pine needles, hiding the pavement so you are transported back in time. I did not go up to the main... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

It is lovingly kept in perfect condition. It is open often, allowing for visitors to enter and experience the beauty of the building and the grace of many Quaker founding families. The peacefulness if lovely.

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Thank Betsy M
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

This is the oldest frame building used continuously for religous worship in the US. It was built in 1682 and still has services twice a week. It is part of a complex that sits back from the road.

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