DIRECTIONS TO PLAINFIELD QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE

The meetinghouse is a two-story “barn-like” old-looking structure with yellow shingles, brown trim, and a slate roof, located adjacent to the U.S. Post Office building on Watchung Avenue in Plainfield. There is limited parking, for about 6 cars, if you pull in the driveway off Watchung Avenue. These spaces should be reserved for handicapped access first. There are additional parking spaces on 3rd Street, and on Church Street, to the side and behind the meetinghouse, as well as other locations nearby.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Rte. 78 – Take Exit 40 “The Plainfields.” Take Rte. 531 south about 0.8 mi. to “T” intersection. Turn right on Valley Road. Go about 2/3 around the circle, and follow signs to Plainfield. Follow hospital signs for overpass across Rte. 22. Turn left onto Somerset Street. Somerset Street becomes Park Ave. Turn left onto North Ave. (just before RR overpass). Two blocks and the meetinghouse is in front of you, across Watchung Ave.

From Rte. 22 Eastbound – At signs for Plainfield/Watchung Ave. turn right onto Watchung Ave. The meetinghouse is on the left between 2nd and 3rd Aves. (about 1 mile; just before RR overpass).

From Rte. 22 Westbound – Look for “The Plainfields” sign. Turn right onto Somerset St. Follow hospital signs for overpass across Rte. 22. Turn left onto Somerset Street. Somerset Street becomes Park Ave. Turn left onto North Ave. (just before RR overpass). Two blocks and the meetinghouse is in front of you, across Watchung Ave. NOTE: You can take Rt. 22 West from the Garden State Parkway. However, the exit from the GSP is often backed up during rush hour and busy retail shopping hours. It is often better when traveling south on the GSP to go to Exit 131 as given below.

From the Garden State Parkway – Take Exit 131. Turn right at end of ramp onto Rte. 27 towards Edison/Methcuen. Turn right at light onto Wood Ave. Turn left at light onto Oak Tree Road. Go approx. 3 mi. Turn right onto Park Ave. Go another 3.2 miles. Turn right onto North Ave. (just after RR overpass). Two blocks and the meetinghouse is in front of you, across Watchung Ave.

From Rte. 287 – Take Exit 5 “Stelton Road.” At the second light, turn right on New Brunswick Av. Go a little more than 2 miles where the road reaches a “T” at 7th Road. Make a right and continue until Watchung Ave. Make a left on Watchung Ave. Go under the RR trestle. Meetinghouse is the first building on your right. (Caution, there is no right turn onto E. 3rd St. because it is “one-way.”)

BY TRAIN

There is a NJ Transit stop for Plainfield that runs out of Newark Penn Station. Check with NJ Transit for times. The meetinghouse is across Watchung Ave., one-half block away and within sight from the station.