In the interest of public health, and for the protection of our own volunteers, the Strawbridge Shrine buildings are closed to visitors. The grounds are open for small groups and families.
We are in the process of evaluating this stance as the vaccination process is proceeding. Please check this site and our upcoming News Bulletin for re-opening information soon.
Please be in touch via email to schedule 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 2020 [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