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 amid troubled times.

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.