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Although this small chapel is not routinely open for visitation, a brief walk down the Nature Trails will allow you to enjoy the ambience of this small church nestled in a secluded meadow. Built as a non-sectarian chapel in 1873, the building was intended to provide a place for families of the South Yarmouth fishing community to worship and learn scriptures.   

The chapel was built by David Kelley, a Quaker, and Amor Kelley Haswell, grandson of the original builder, donated the structure to the historical society in 1960. The chapel was then moved from its original location, near the Quaker Meeting House in South Yarmouth, to the meadow, where you see it at present. 

It is also the unique setting and location for many memorable summer weddings, baptisms, anniversary celebrations, memorial services, concerts and theatrical events. We can assist with planning by providing a listing of officiants, musicians, and transportation. For more information, contact Lynne Duquette Perera at Lynnieperera@yahoo.com.

RENTAL
To inquire about the rental of Kelley Chapel for a wedding or event, please contact Lynne Duquette Perera at 508-360-9796 or email at Lynnieperera@yahoo.com. The chapel has a maximum seating capacity of 60 people with events scheduled from mid-spring to mid-December. The rental fee of $600 includes preparation and rehearsal time.

DIRECTIONS
From Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), take exit 7. Go north on Willow Street to Route 6A. Right on 6A approximately 6/10 of a mile. Large sign for entrance to Nature Trails is on the right, immediately before the Yarmouth Port Post Office. Kelley Chapel is reached by parking and walking down gravel road approximately 100 yards. (From Route 28, take Willow Street, West Yarmouth Road, or Station Avenue to get to Route 6A, thence to the Post Office.)

 

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