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William Penn gave the Society of Friends, the Quakers, land for the Meeting House. In the last week of March, 12,000 Friends congregate here to receive the spirits guidance.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
City Center East
+1 215-413-1804
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

William Penn and his Quaker friends meeting house. Interesting if nothing else. Lots of things I never knew took place in this meeting area. Not too much to read about this in this area. But the internet has a lot to read.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

While wandering around the area of Philadelphia near Liberty bell this is where the main historical sites are to visit, this is another one we saw the sign, saw the building but couldn't make the tour, try it if you have time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

My distant relatives were Quakers and I was very interested in visiting this historic Meeting House. We spoke with a Lady who was a volunteer. She was very kind and welcoming and provided very interesting information. This is still an active Quaker Meeting House, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RickyLeeca
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Visiting this cemetery was part of a genealogical journey for our family as our ancestor (a soldier of the American Revolution) is likely buried here. The docents were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The meeting house has exhibitions but is mostly a large hall where it is obvious that all participants are equal. A walk through should be part of any visit to Philadelphia's old city.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Susan S
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Philadelphia is about the Quakers and this is where you can learn and understand their point of view, their massive contributions to making the U.S. what it is today, and how they influenced the beginnings of the country. Do not miss this.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed November 12, 2016

I would advise you to go here, if you want to learn about the history of the city of Philadelphia. When I was there, I was the only visitor. It was really quiet, and the guide (an older man) really took the time for me....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Gijs R
Reviewed July 15, 2016

The meeting house has an exhibit on William Penn, his life and Quaker life, as well as tours of the meeting house. However, it is not always open during the hours they claim to be. Bear this in mind.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Whether or not you are familiar with the Society of Friends (Quakers), this building is a national treasure. Try to visit when you can attend the Friends' meeting for worship; all are welcome. Learn about the Quakers' role in the establishment of this colony and...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Nancy V
Reviewed October 2, 2015

One of the earliest Quaker Meeting Houses in the USA. There are explanatory displays about Quakerism and its role in the early development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The peace and simplicity of the meeting rooms provide a glimpse into Quakerism. Close to other early...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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