Quaker House at Chautauqua

Welcome to Quaker House.

In 2024 we celebrate our 4th year 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.

Contact Us

28 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722

[email protected]

2023 Season by the Numbers

In the 2023 season, Quaker House welcomed 1054 people for worship and programs. All programs had increased attendance over 2022:

243 at Meeting for Worship
178 Thursday Brown Bag: Quaker Perspectives on the Theme of the Week

147 Tuesday Brown Bag on My Work in the World

163 for our newest program, Church of the Wild (Sundays at 4pm)

100 viewed the Homeboys video

96 attended our Social Hour aided by our new Cookies and Community Care initiative.

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.

All are welcome here.

Visit Us


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.