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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.
I stopped on this place because we were walking down the street on our way to another attraction. This place looks historic from the outside and have been around since the 18th century. There are apparently many many bodies buried in the grounds of this...More
This is an amazing place. The docent we had spent a lot of time describing the different oils and ointments that were used in the past. He was very knowledgeable about the Quakers. This is well worth the visit.
William Penn was a Quaker, The Quakers were persecuted in England, but have always had a strong presence in Pennsylvania. The Quakers are pacifists. The Quakers, who are officially known as the Religious Society of Friends, have meetings rather than services The Meeting House is...More
When I visited the building was sadly closed, however it was pleasant to walk around outside the building. A guided tour was taking place in the gardens, and the history is certainly amazing. Right across the street is a very cool statue of Benjamin Franklin...More
This was a great happen-stance. We had parked almost in front and had some time on our meter. The lady that gave the history was great! Very knowledgeable. This is still an active Quaker Meeting house, I believe she said the largest in the country....More
This is an active Quaker Meeting House. It's important to discover who the Quakers are and how they had major influences on the early colonies, the beginning of the U.S., and how they continue to influence our nation. Don't miss this!
This meeting house was established in 1701 and is the largest in the world. I was impressed by the history. The Quakers at this meeting house played an important part in the abolition move. Services are still being conducted in the house.