Main House

The Mendenhall Homeplace was built c. 1811 by Richard Mendenhall, a Quaker. The homeplace is the interpretive center of the “Other South,” the south of non-slave holding landowners.

Spring House

The Spring House was built over a once active spring. Crocks of milk, etc., were placed in cool water collected from the spring (later from a well) in a trough beneath the building.

Bank Barn

The barn contains a number of buggies and wagons of the era, but our proudest possession is a false-bottomed wagon used during the days of the Underground Railroad.

Medical School

In the 19th century, Jamestown was home to a series of medical schools, the earliest of them run by Dr. Madison Lindsay. 


Enjoy viewing the arrowhead collection and a Jamestown rifle.