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~ Mendenhall Plantation ~

A Quaker Homeplace in Jamestown, North Carolina



"Thee is Welcome Here"

 

 

Built in the center of Old Jamestown, near the intersection of what were then known as Federal and Union Streets, Richard Mendenhall’s house served as a gathering place for residents and a stopover for travelers. This home exemplifies the community of Quaker tradespeople and farmers who actively opposed slavery, promoted education for all, and labored to create a life of peace and simplicity during troubled times.

The complex, with its 1811 house and fine old bank barn, cluster of outbuildings, and a tanning table where Richard Mendenhall carried on his tanner's trade, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn houses a restored false-bottomed wagon used to transport slaves during the underground railroad movement.

For more information about the various individual buildings and the false-bottomed wagon, click the links on the left column. Be sure to click on Events to learn about our Photo Contest that ends November 30!

Drop in during our normal hours of operation, or let us know if you have a group coming and we'll be happy to provide guided tours, even on normally closed days. We are located at 603 West Main Street in Jamestown, NC, across from City Lake Park. Give us a call at (336) 454-3819:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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    Mendenhall Plantation - 603 W. Main Street - Jamestown, NC 27282 - (336) 454-3819