To visit our meetinghouse is to step back in time to 17th Century Colonial America, a transformative period in which a successful struggle for religious freedom -- the Flushing Remonstrance -- laid the groundwork for the First Amendment to the United States' Constitution and movements to abolish slavery, establish public education and women's suffrage. Now a national historic landmark, this peaceful oasis is a spiritual retreat in the heart of a modern metropolis. Built in 1694, the meetinghouse is the oldest house of worship in New York. Members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) still meet for worship every Sunday at 11am. We host tours at 12pm where visitors can learn about the unique history and architecture of this amazing property, which also includes a historic cemetery, garden, and walking path. There are three main rooms where events can take place (two on the first floor and one on the second). This location has a small parking lot in the back of the property and is also easily accessible by public transportation.
As a national historic landmark protected by City law, no smoking or alcohol as well as cooking or fires of any kind are allowed on the property.