Philadelphia is about the Quakers and this is where you can learn and understand their point of view, their massive contributions to making the U.S. what it is today, and how they influenced the beginnings of the country. Do not miss this.
I would advise you to go here, if you want to learn about the history of the city of Philadelphia. When I was there, I was the only visitor. It was really quiet, and the guide (an older man) really took the time for me. We've talked for more than an hour. He was very kind, extremely well informed, and... 更多
The meeting house has an exhibit on William Penn, his life and Quaker life, as well as tours of the meeting house. However, it is not always open during the hours they claim to be. Bear this in mind.
Whether or not you are familiar with the Society of Friends (Quakers), this building is a national treasure. Try to visit when you can attend the Friends' meeting for worship; all are welcome. Learn about the Quakers' role in the establishment of this colony and the new country.
One of the earliest Quaker Meeting Houses in the USA. There are explanatory displays about Quakerism and its role in the early development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The peace and simplicity of the meeting rooms provide a glimpse into Quakerism. Close to other early settlement attractions and well worth visiting to gain a rounded view of the early colonial... 更多
The still practicing Quaker prayer house is the oldest Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in Philadelphia and the largest in the world. It was built in 1804 and enlarged in 1811. It is not only enriching from the historical point of view but enables to a visitor a rare glimpse into the teachings of the Friends. The rather austere interior stripped... 更多
The docent was informative and the museum is interesting too. My ancestors were Quakers there and it was interesting to see the exhibit about Norris because my kin had a business on Norris Alley. i'd have liked to find out exactly which passageway was Norris. only Elfreth seems named.
this 17th/18th c. religious house of worship is devine in its simplicity and quality workmanship and quality building materials. Quakers were pacifists and thus suspect to the rebels for the wrong reasons in my opinion. But do close your eyes and wiggle your feet on the gravel and go back in time.
A thoughtful, knowledgeable Quaker led us to displays about the church's origins and answered our questions about the founders' beliefs... 更多