• Conference Center

    Conference Center

  • You don't have to be a Quaker to have your event here

    You don't have to be a Quaker to have your event here

  • 1783 Meetingroom

    1783 Meetingroom

  • Ockanickon Hall

    Ockanickon Hall

  • 1783 Seminar Room

    1783 Seminar Room

  • Dormitories for 88 Persons

    Dormitories for 88 Persons

  • What to Expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship

    What to Expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship

  • Commercial Kitchen

    Commercial Kitchen

Build Community and Make Memories here

The Burlington Quaker Meeting House and Center for Conference is is a multi-use, day and overnight gathering place for spiritual, educational, community and company events such as retreats, weddings, family occasions, reunions, classes, meetings and conferences.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was founded in Burlington in 1681. The original meetinghouse here was finished in 1687, hexagonal in design and the alternate-year site of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting until 1760. Construction of the present meetinghouse was started in 1783 (finished in 1784) in front of the site of the hexagonal meetinghouse. Renovations were made and the conference center was added in 1995. Chief Ockanickon of the Mantas Lenape tribe and notable Quakers are buried in the graveyard. The oldest dated marker appears to be “D.B. 1726.”
Quakers, or Friends, are persons who belong to Meetings — religious bodies that as a group are known as the Religious Society of Friends. Quakerism began in England about 1650 in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. Seeking spiritual reality, early Friends found that they could experience God directly in their lives without benefit of clergy or liturgy or steepled church. The Burlington Friends Worship Group invites you to join us on Sundays at 10 a.m. for forty-five minutes of unprogrammed, quiet reflection.
You don’t have to be a Quaker to hold all or part(s) of your event in our venue. The fully wheelchair-accessible facility comprises a ground-floor hall for 120 people, commercial kitchen, boardroom for 15 people, and a personal discussion room for 7 people; a 2-story 1783 meetingroom for 200 people; a 2nd floor 1783 seminar room for 100 people; a 2-floor, 7-room dormitory of 88 beds as well as bathrooms and showers; and a basement recreation room — all under one roof. There is also an elevator and air-conditioning.

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The main entrance is on the left-hand, driveway-side of the building, about halfway down the driveway, at the near-end of the patio, through the double, metal doors.