We invite you to be a Friend of the Old Ship Meeting House

The Friends of the Old Ship Meeting House is a non-sectarian charitable trust established to receive tax-exempt funds from public and private sources for the preservation of this historic building. Built by the people of Hingham, Massachusetts in 1681, the Old Ship Meeting House is the oldest wooden building in continuing ecclesiastical use in the nation and the only surviving First Period New England Meeting House.

We invite you to be a friend of the Old Ship Meeting House.

It is the Friends’ mission to preserve Old Ship so that those who come after us can enjoy, take pride in, and learn from this historic structure that holds a significant place in American History, and has such meaning for us all.

Thank you for your support!

    You may click on the button below to donate on-line using PayPal. This is secure, and The Friends will never see your credit card number.

If you would prefer to use snail mail, click here to access a form we would like you to fill out.

Help us save the past for the future.



The FriendShip Fund, established in 1971, is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) charitable trust established to receive tax-exempt funds from public and private sources for the preservation of the Old Ship Meeting House. All donations are tax-deductible.