Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 5, 2005):
American phenomena, religious camp meetings were open air revivals which lasted several days. Wesleyan Grove served as the prototype for the community form of permanent camp meetings and resorts that were common across the country after the Civil War. It provided places to stay at the revival site for those who were far from home. Wesleyan Grove's plan and many of its architectural characteristics were emulated by many other camp meetings in the United States. The district includes over 300 contributing resources within its 34 acres.