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Quaker House (See flyer)
A quiet setting for retreats, workshops, family gatherings and traveling Friends
572 West Falmouth Hwy. (Hwy 28A)
West Falmouth, MA

We invite you to consider Quaker House when planning retreats, week-end workshops, Young Friends/Young Adult events, family gatherings or other Meeting programs.

 

Fully furnished, handicap accessible. 4 bedrooms, 1 ½ bath, (sleeps 8-10). Eat-in kitchen, 20x40’ living/dining area, washer/dryer, outside deck, lawn for pitching tents.

 

Reasonable rates for individuals or groups. Available September through May. 

Please contact:  Anita Thacker (508-563-7112)

About Quaker House:

The Quaker House building was originally a village fish market which was moved in 1914 to its present place and added onto to become the residence of one of the caretakers of the Swift family properties surrounding the Meetinghouse.  In 1969 West Falmouth Friends embarked on a new outreach project with the purchase of the building set on 1.9 acres adjacent to the Meetinghouse burial ground.  The stated purpose was “for extension of the social and spiritual witness represented by the Swift family and among Friends.”  It was an exercise in faith that the house would perform a useful outreach function locally and throughout New England Yearly Meeting.

Improvements to the house include: handicap accessibility, recently refurbished bedrooms and baths, and an up-to-date kitchen which allows food preparation and serving for groups of up to 20 people.

Special attractions:

Within easy walking distance-

  • public beach
  • boat launch
  • 15-mile bicycle path (from Falmouth to Woods Hole)
  • hiking trails
  • convenience store
  • ATM
  • library (with wi-fi connection)
  • post office 
  • quiet & peaceful surroundings
  • historic Quaker Meetinghouse next door


Getting there:

Bus service is available from Boston and Providence, RI
(distance approx. 90 miles).

From the Bourne Bridge at the Cape Cod Canal, take Route 28 south towards Falmouth/Woods Hole.  Go approximately 12 miles.  Exit Thomas Landers Road, bear right on the ramp to blinking light.  Go left onto Route 28 A for 1.5 miles.  The Quaker Meetinghouse is on your right.  Quaker House if off Bakers Lane, behind the Meetinghouse. 
Parking for 3-4 vehicles on site; ample parking at the library across the street.

 

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