Mendenhall Homeplace

Jamestown

Mendenhall Homeplace represents the legacy of a small community of Quaker tradespeople and farmers who actively opposed slavery, promoted universal education, and labored to create a life of peace and simplicity in the midst of troubled times. This authentic Quaker homeplace includes several early 19th century structures such as: the Richard Mendenhall House (circa 1811), the Madison Lindsay House (circa 1817) – one of our state’s first medical schools, the James Mendenhall Bank Barn (circa 1820) – North Carolina’s oldest Pennsylvania-style bank barns, and a restored workman’s home that is interpreted as a an early one-room school house. Mendenhall Homeplace is also home to one of our nation’s most significant Underground Railroad artifacts – the Stanley-Murrow False-Bottom Wagon, which was used to help dozens of enslaved people escape north to freedom in the years leading up the Civil War.

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