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Three buildings on the Center are considered particularly special because these are the places where Meher Baba would most often meet with people during his three visits in 1952, 1956, and 1958. They are kept available as places for quiet reflection and are preserved as much as possible as they were during his visits. Please scroll down to learn more about these three buildings.
Meher Abode
More commonly referred to as “Baba’s House,” this is the house that Meher Baba stayed in on his three visits to the Center. It contains the original furnishings, including Baba’s bed, and many precious mementos from Baba’s life. It is open four times each week: Sunday 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Tuesday 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00am-11:00am. Tours of the house are available when the house first opens, that is, Sunday at 11:00 am, Tuesday at 11:00 am, Friday at 4:00 pm, and Saturday at 9:00am.
The Lagoon Cabin

This small cabin overlooking Long Lake is where Meher Baba met individually with those who came to be with him during his visits. It contains the chair he sat in during those visits. People still enter here individually or in small groups and may experience that “Things that are real are given and received in silence.” This cabin is available all day and at night until 11:00 p.m.

The Barn

This spacious building, which is made of cypress and housed mules before it was moved to the Center, was brought to the Center by Elizabeth Patterson from a South Carolina farm for the purpose of holding large group meetings during Baba’s visits. When it was reconstructed she had the interior columns removed so that no one’s view of Baba would be obstructed. Here Meher Baba gave discourses to the gatherings of his followers and was entertained by their performances for him. Now it offers guests another area of quietude and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.