Mendenhall Homeplace


Stroll through a Historic Jamestown Society.

Mendenhall Homeplace represents the legacy of a small community of Quaker tradespeople and farmers who actively opposed slavery, promoted universal education, and labored to create a life of peace and simplicity in the midst of troubled times.

This authentic Quaker homeplace includes several early 19th century structures such as the Richard Mendenhall House (circa 1811), the Madison Lindsay House (circa 1817) – one of our state’s first medical schools, the James Mendenhall Bank Barn (circa 1820) – North Carolina’s oldest Pennsylvania-style bank barns, and a restored workman’s home that is interpreted as an early one-room school house.

Mendenhall Homeplace is also home to one of our nation’s most significant Underground Railroad artifacts – the Stanley-Murrow False-Bottom Wagon, which was used to help dozens of enslaved people escape north to freedom in the years leading up to the Civil War.

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