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Welcome Park

It was the site of William Penn's house and the government for Pennsylvania, now a park with a grid that is also a map of Center City. Interesting little stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the densely built neighborhood near 2nd and Walnut Sts., the expansive Welcome Park wedged between a parking garage and a commercial building seems a bit out of place and decidedly cramped. I wanted to know why. Welcome Park was built by the Friends of Independence National Historical Park in 1982 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It was the site of William Penn's house and the government for Pennsylvania, now a park with a grid that is also a map of Center City. Interesting little stop.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very small little area that's interesting because it is laid out like William Penn originally planned the city. There's a mural along the wall with some somewhat interesting history. Takes all of 10 minutes to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

This park is tucked away and next to the Ritz movie theater. It's a nice, clean park with elements of history about William Penn. It certainly is a nice surprise to come across in a crowded city. Thanks Philadelphia for having some of the best small delights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

I honestly enjoyed the history about William Penn from the wall of history(his life on a timeline) at the Old Town Welcome Center just as much if not more than the "bell" or the tour of the Independence Hall. He was quite the "rebel-rouser" and a very honest man of Quaker faith and principals from this history wall account. He... More 

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