New York’s acquisition of the Oblong region—a narrow strip of land forming the border of NY and CT—opened up new land-owning opportunities for colonists in the 1720s. The first settler on Quaker Hill was Nathan Birdsall, a surveyor, and yes, a Quaker. Others of his faith soon joined him, and together they established a thriving farming community.
The Historical Society invites you to tour the Quakers’ meeting house, built in 1764. You will find it exactly as it looked back then with its rows of wooden benches, wall partitions on pulley systems, and mezzanine viewing level.
Or take a virtual tour before your visit:
OPEN BY APPT ONLY
donation for admission