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Arch Street Meeting House

320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
+1 215-413-1804
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114
City Centre East
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+1 215-413-1804
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Reviewed 16 January 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.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 10 November 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.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 6 January 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.

Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 12 November 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

Thank Gijs R
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Reviewed 15 July 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.

Thank MrSaturn64
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Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank Nancy2005
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Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

A thoughtful, knowledgeable Quaker led us to displays about the church's origins and answered our questions about the founders' beliefs and goals. This site is within blocks of Christ Church, which was another site where believers gathered at the founding of our country which enables...More

Thank Penticto-visitor
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

The still practicing Quaker prayer house is the oldest Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in Philadelphia and the largest in the world. It was built in 1804 and enlarged in 1811. It is not only enriching from the historical point of view but enables to a...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

The docent was informative and the museum is interesting too. My ancestors were Quakers there and it was interesting to see the exhibit about Norris because my kin had a business on Norris Alley. i'd have liked to find out exactly which passageway was Norris....More

Thank RIKIVOGEL
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