Arch Street Meeting House
Arch Street Meeting House
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, Arch Street Meeting House is a museum, National Historic Landmark, and active Quaker place of worship. Constructed in 1804 on two acres of land deeded by William Penn as a burial ground to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Arch Street Meeting House has had an estimated 20,000 burials occur on its historic grounds! Step inside this active Quaker meeting house to learn more about the stories of the people, the building, and the grounds of Arch Street Meeting House.
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reactorcontrol
Dresden, Germany157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I was previously only vaguely aware of the Quaker movement and this meeting house was an interesting find. It teaches you a lot about the philosophy and at the same time breathes the air of history and contemporary Quaker culture alike.
Written 27 November 2022
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Abby S
Corpus Christi, TX17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Visited this unassuming yet fascinating museum that was a real eye opener to the role Quakers played in the building of Philadelphia and the founding of our nation. The staff were kind, friendly and super knowledgeable.
Written 1 November 2022
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karenrose314
Philadelphia, PA145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a beautifully maintained building with a lot of history on and under it. There are daily tours of the building and the grounds. Go and learn about the mass burial site for victims of a yellow fever outbreak and the famous Quakers who worshipped there. This is just oh-so Philadelphia!!
Written 13 July 2022
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jpete02
Lansing, MI887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not the most exciting place to see but worth a stop because you can learn a great deal about the Quaker religion and the role it has played in US History. The meeting hall chamber dates from the early 1800’s and it is all original furnishings including the pews and cushions. The hall also has educational signage on how a Quaker service works and some historical dioramas on William Penn and his life. Worth a stop on the walk from the Christ Church graveyard to Betsy Ross’s house or Christ Church.
Written 7 October 2021
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JOJO
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Very interesting visit that was made more meaningful by a member of the Quaker community. I learned so much about the impact of this community on the early history of the colonies, slavery, and women’s rights. Very glad we went inside!
Written 24 May 2021
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Kenya K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Wonderful experience! So much history in one place. Everyone should visit and learn for themselves. Enjoy!
Written 22 May 2021
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Timothy M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
You can feel the history the moment you walk into the building. The world needs more Quakers. We should all live by the SPICES code.
Written 14 May 2021
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Gene L
Marlton, NJ225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Go back in history to the Arch Street Quaker Meeting House.There are so many things to see in this area you will spend a whole day
Written 20 December 2018
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Darlene H
Waukesha, WI1,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 25 November 2018
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Darlene H
Waukesha, WI1,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This area is dedicated to the quakers. William Penn was an English Quaker settled Philadelphia. This meeting house is in walking distance from Independence hall. Get a walking map from the visitors center.
Written 25 November 2018
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