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“Priceless”

The Third Haven Friends Meeting House
Ranked #8 of 24 things to do in Easton
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Owner description: Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.
New York City, New York
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913 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
“Priceless”
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 building, as I had the feeling I was being intrusive. Will try to go for a service so I feel more like a participant, rather than a tourist. Seeing the graveyard alone was worth the stop.
If you are wondering, Third Haven is a derivation of Tred Avon which is the river that goes into Easton.

Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Can't improve on athenticity!”
Reviewed 7 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.

Visited April 2013
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“Historic Quaker meeting house”
Reviewed 4 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.

Visited March 2013
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Easton, Maryland
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“Historic”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

It is nice to have this part of History being a part of our heritage. I visit the place to show it off to friends.

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Neavitt, MD
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Quaker building”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This serene property contain two historic buildings which have been used for services by members of the Religious Society of Friends for hundreds of years. The original meeting house dates to 1685 or thereabouts, and the "new" meeting house was buit in the nineteenth century.

As you look at the woodwork in the older building, keep in mind that tools were minimal and all of the work was done by hand. Services are only held in this building during the summer months, since it has neither heat nor electricity. Visitors are welcome.

Visited August 2012
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