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The Quaker City: A Walking Tour of Old City

Saturdays, 10:30 am – noon, through Aug. 31; except July 27 and Aug. 10
FREE (Donations Welcome)

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Founding Fathers’ tour! Perfect for friends or visitors seeking a different side of Philly history, this walking tour highlights important Quaker sites in Old City.

The tour starts at Arch Street Meeting House (320 Arch Street), then continues to the Betsy Ross House(yes, she was a Quaker!), and on to Welcome Park, the site of William Penn’s first residence in Philadelphia. After snaking our way through Independence National Historical Park, the group will stop at various other sites with a Quaker twist.

About Arch Street Meeting House
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 for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Arch Street Meeting House has had an estimated 20,000 burials occur on its historic grounds.

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust preserves, operates, and interprets the meeting house and grounds which will serve to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers and Quaker history.


320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States