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Old City in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arch Street Meeting House

Museum and Place of Worship

— Quaker Historic Site and Burial Ground —

 
 
Arch Street Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 19, 2022
1. Arch Street Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  
Quaker City
William Penn founded the Colony of Pennsylvania as a home for Quakers and other persecuted groups. Penn ran his colony with Quaker principles that emphasized basic freedoms rarely experienced elsewhere. Penn chose the name Philadelphia, which means City of Brotherly Love, as a nod to his Quaker faith.

Despite founding Pennsylvania as a Quaker colony, Quakers quickly found themselves outnumbered by others who came in search of new freedoms based on Quaker ideals and values. These ideals would form the basis for a new United States, which would be born here in Philadelphia.

Visit With Us
Museum Hours: Thu. - Sun., 10 - 4
Grounds: Every Day, 9 - 5

Worship With Us
Quaker Worship: Wednesday Evenings; Sundays, 10:30 am

 
Erected by Arch Street Meeting House.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list.
 
Location. 39° 57.136′ N, 75° 8.793′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Old City. Marker is on Arch Street just west of North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99 N 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Arch Street Meeting House (here, next to this marker); Philadelphia Conference (here, next to this marker); About the Meeting House / A Master Builder / Arch Street Meeting House (here, next to this marker); You're Standing on a Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened to the Headstones? (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Philadelphia Fire Department Mural Project (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Arch Street Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 19, 2022
2. Arch Street Meeting House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Feb. 21, 2024