Rebel With A Cause: William Penn's Philadelphia

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Rebel With A Cause: William Penn's Philadelphia

Challenging Intolerance since 1660

In partnership with educator and tour guide, Elise Bromberg

Rebel With A Cause: William Penn's Philadelphia

This two-hour interactive history tour will explore the sites that best symbolize Penn's vision for an egalitarian society. Visit Arch Street Meeting House and Christ Church to follow William Penn's Journey from Anglican English gentleman to Quaker founder of Pennsylvania where 'The Oppressed Everywhere' could find Religious Freedom and Civic Liberties in a New World.


Two hours

Group Size

Maximum of 6 people including assistants/guides.

Meeting and Finish point

Philly Tour Hub, 229 Arch St, Between 2rd and 3rd streets on the north side of Arch St.


$15 per person plus suggested donation of $1 per person at Arch St, Meeting House

Dates and times

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  • Learn a brief history of Philadelphia oldest Quaker Meeting House
  • Enjoy this verbally described, interactive experience of six small dioramas that explain William Penn's lasting legacy.
  • Experience the reflective atmosphere of the Friends Worship room and hear about the traditions of 'expectant waiting.'
  • Visit Christ Church, an active Episcopal Church founded in 1695 and considered one of the finest Georgian structures in America. Sit in the original pews of Ben Franklin and George Washington and touch the baptismal font in which William Penn was baptized.

Learn more about the Arch Street Meeting House here.

Learn more about Christ Church here.