The World's Largest Spiritualist Community
When Lily Dale was founded 140 years ago, it was created as a place unlike any other. Not for being flashy or grand, as much of what is different about Lily Dale is not visible. This is a place people come to renew, to expand, to connect, to explore. Mediumship - talking to the dead - has been an important part of Lily Dale since the very beginning, but what many people don’t know is how much healing has played a role in the creation and evolution of the place. In the early days this included critical social justice movements of the time, in particular women's suffrage, as well as early developments of alternative healing from the laying on of hands to hypnosis.
Lily Dale Today
Today, Lily Dale embraces its rich history of mediumship and healing as a summer program to share and teach a wide variety of spiritual and wellness topics and a year-round community that is home to more than 50 professional, registered mediums. We welcome you to explore our fascinating and beautiful little corner of the world, from our old growth forest to one of our cosy bed and breakfasts.
We are also the home of a thriving community of Spiritualists, including groups and committees dedicated to every aspect of running the summer program and year-round activities for residents and visitors alike.
Lily Dale's Churches
As a Spiritualist community, our churches are a core aspect of our daily lives. Services run year round for most churches, please check their websites for specifics.
The Lily Dale Healing Temple
Dedicated to the principles of spiritual healing, the Healing Temple was opened in 1955. It has remained a place of peace and solitude for all those who come to renew their energies through healing or quiet meditation and prayer.
The Lily Dale Business Alliance
Our local businesses are a cornerstone of our community. We hope you will visit them while you're on the grounds. Please see their individual websites for more information.