All are welcome here.

At the intersection of Chautauqua Institution and the Quaker Faith,  we have found a source of the living water. We invite others to this place.


Quaker House is now closed to visitors as the 2021 season ended August 29th, 2021. Much gratitude to all who visited and helped us celebrate a successful first year.

Quaker groups asking about a fall rental in September 2021: please contact Kathy Slattery, House Manager at
If you wish to be added to our email list and receive notifications when registration for the 2022 season begin, please fill out the contact page.

Total number of people attending Sunday worship: (calculated soon!)
Total number of people attending the Tuesday Open House: 68
Total number of people attending Wednesday’s Brown Bag sessions: 249
Total number of people attending Thursday Worship Sharing: 58
Total number of people attending Friday Intergenerational Storytelling: 144

Welcome to Quaker House.

We are the newest denominational house on the Chautauqua Institution grounds.

Located only a few blocks from Bestor Plaza, we offer Quaker worship, accommodations and several types of programming. These include programs on Quaker topics, Quaker perspectives on the theme of the week and collaborations that promote diversity and inclusion on the grounds. Some of our collaborators include Homeboy Industries and the African American Heritage House.

We hold Meeting for Worship on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. All are welcome.

We also welcome visitors on Tuesday afternoons at 2:30pm for an Open House .

We now have registration information under the “staying” tab at the top of each page. For more information, check out our Facebook page or email us at You can also ask to be put on our mailing list.

Contact Us

28 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Visit Us


We offer four bedrooms for rent during the Chautauqua Institution season.

Beginning in Fall 2021, we also offer Quaker House as an affordable off-season retreat space for spiritual and community groups committed to making a difference. Housing available during the “shoulder” seasons (late May to mid-June or Sept. to mid-Oct.) of the Institution’s regular season.

Worship in the Manner of Friends

Quaker Meeting is based on gathering into community to listen for the “still small voice within.” Such gatherings often amplify our own efforts to hear what Spirit has to say. Sitting in this expectant silence, some may feel called to offer Spirit-led vocal ministry.

We gather for worship at 9:30am All are welcome.

More About Chautauqua Institution

Mission Statement:

Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times.