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The World's Largest Spiritualist Community

Our Past

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, has 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 Businesses of Lily Dale

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.

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