Built in 1772, this structure stands as the oldest house of worship in Salem, whose active congregation is the oldest religious organization in Salem County. Founded in 1676, this is the third (and largest) meetinghouse – the two previous located on West Broadway near the Salem Oak Tree. The exterior appearance remains visually unchanged since construction.
During the British occupation, some British troops encamped at the Salem Friends Meeting House, which was built in 1772.
After the end of the war, the meeting house was used to hold court to settle cases regarding the confiscation of property belonging to local Tories who had assisted the British during the occupation.