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.


We require proof of Covid vaccination for all guests during the 2021 season. Details and the printable registration form are on the “staying” page.
As of July 27, 2021, we are full week 8, but have good availability for all other weeks
For information about weekly activities held at Quaker House, please view
the calendar page.
All are welcome!
Quaker worship sharing is an opportunity for participants to articulate what is rising in their hearts. ¬†We will listen to each other’s reflections on the week’s experiences and how these are impacting us
spiritually and emotionally.

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

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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.