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Trains healers, provides town improvements and trickles XP.
—In-game description

The Meeting House is an economic building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the United States and is available once the Commerce Age is reached. It functions identically to European Churches, but trains Surgeons instead of Priests.


Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit
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Surgeon icon.png Surgeon 300 coin 1
Aoe3 spy icon.png Spy 125 coin 2


Age Technology Cost Effect
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French Home City 1 (Master Surgeons).png Medical Science 200 food,
200 wood
Imams, Priests, Healers, Missionaries, Surgeons, and Warrior Priests get +35% hit points and +15% speed; Field Hospitals get +15% hit points and are built 15% faster
Town Watch.png Town Watch 200 food All units get +2 LOS
Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting 100 food All buildings get +4 LOS
Merchantilism.png Bill of Rights 1,500 coin Ships 1,500 XP
Pennsylvania Pound.png Pennsylvania Pound Free Gives a trickle of 2.5 coin but coin gather rate -10%; requires the Philadelphia Convention Federal Home City Card
1st Pennsylvania Rifles.png 1st Pennsylvania Rifles 575 food Ships 5 Sharpshooters; requires the Philadelphia Convention Federal Home City Card
Federal card indiana mobilization.png Pennsylvania Cavalry 800 food Ships 5 Carbine Cavalry; requires the Philadelphia Convention Federal Home City Card
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Redoubts.png Redoubts 400 wood,
600 coin
Walls get +200% hit points and -20% cost, but increases Wall build time by 40%
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Standing Army.png Standing Army 350 coin Infantry train time -25%
Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry 750 coin Cavalry train time -35%

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Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]


  • The sign in front of the Meeting House reads "Wololo", the conversion sound that Priests chant in the original Age of Empires.
  • Meeting houses are the official houses of worship in the Quaker religion.
  • The Industrial/Imperial Age Meeting House is based on the Old South Meeting House in Boston.


Many of North America’s European settlers were groups fleeing religious or political persecution in their European homelands. Particularly in New England, the meeting houses that they constructed initially often filled a dual role as places of worship and centers of administrative function. However, the philosophical Enlightenment greatly changed the relationship between secular and non-secular affairs, with many influential figures advocating for a full separation of Church and State. While certain fanatical religious organizations resisted this initiative, the majority of America accepted it and it became a foundational tenet of the young nation.


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