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.

August 28, 2022 marked the end of the 2022 season for Quaker House and the Institution. For the first time in two years, we had a full schedule on the Institution grounds. The Chautauqua Assembly offered another layer of access to almost all offerings, as did live streaming in various locations on the grounds.
The season ended with both sadness and great rejoicing. Sadness at the horrific episode in which Salman Rushdie was attacked on the stage of the Amphitheater, great rejoicing in a highly successful season. One of our last, best pieces of news is that Kriss and Gary Miller will return for the 2023 season to be our Friends in Residence. Please click to see Kriss’ photo essay bidding the season good by.
This website will see less activity over the next few months, while the house will see activity of a different kind– insulation to allow us to extend our season, a bathroom for the Friends in Residence, and other minor repairs and additions. Updates about the house, registration information for 2023, and monthly blogs by various members of the Steering Committee will be found on this website during the fall, winter and spring. Check back with us!

If you have questions or wish to be added to our email list to receive notifications and updates (infrequent) before the season begins, please fill out the contact page.
Total visitors attending Sunday worship: 169
Total visitors attending Spiritual Journey talk: 88
Total Attending Quaker Perspectives on theme of the week: 166
Total attending Mending and Mindfulness: 51

Total visitors attending Sunday worship: (103+)
Total number attending the Tuesday Open House: 68
Total number attending Wed. Brown Bag sessions (Zoom & in person) : 249
Total number attending Thursday Worship Sharing: 58
Total number 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. Our Friends in Residence offer both a Quaker presence and spiritual hospitality.

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

We also join other Denominational Houses in an Open House held Tuesday afternoons at 2:30pm.

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 Spring, 2022, we also offer affordable off-season retreat space for spiritual and community groups committed to making a difference as well as anyone desiring a quiet retreat space during the “shoulder” seasons (a few weeks before and a few weeks after the Institution’s regular season). During the shoulder seasons we have five bedrooms available.

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.