The Governor of Maryland has directed that all non-essential business and organizations should be closed and people should not gather.
In the interest of public health, and for the protection of our own volunteers, the Strawbridge Shrine will be closed to visitors at least through April 2020.
Please check back with this site or be in touch via email to reschedule tours or check on later dates.
Thank you for your understanding and your on-going support.
THE STRAWBRIDGE SHRINE is the original home (circa 1760) of Robert & Elizabeth Strawbridge. It is in this modest farmhouse that Methodism in America was first established. From here, Robert Strawbridge rode the circuit and planted the seeds of what would become a new denomination.
This historic site is also home to:
THE EVANS HOUSE, home of America's first recorded convert, and where the First Society met for more than 40 years.
THE LOG MEETING HOUSE replica, built from logs dating to the 1760's, this structure is an authentic re-creation of the first Methodist house of worship in the new world.
VISITORS CENTER, with displays, artifacts, video presentation, gift shop, and modern restrooms. CLICK HERE to learn about plans for new and expanded Visitors Center!
Read the latest issue of
EXHORTATION! the News Bulletin of the Strawbridge Shrine
Fall 2019 [click here]
Study Guide for Students and Leaders
"Robert Strawbridge: Outreach and Influence"
Bishop Matthews Address to the 2015 Annual Mtg
"Strawbridge & Asbury" - by Dr. Emora Brannan
The Strawbridge Shrine is located at
2650 Strawbridge Lane
New Windsor, Maryland 21776
Most days by appointment - call or email to arrange your tour!
Also open April - October:
Donation & Business address:
2200 St. Paul Street | Baltimore, MD 21218
2650 Strawbridge Lane | New Windsor, MD 21776