Free Quaker Meeting House
Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

At the time of the American Revolution, a rift occurred among Pennsylvania's Quakers, or members of the Society of Friends.
A group calling themselves "Free" Quakers supported the the Revolution, while the majority of Friends contended that there was no justifiable reason for going to war.

The Free Quakers came together and established their own place of worship in this building in 1783, after having been disowned or "read out of meeting" by the mainstream Friends. Thirty - fifty men and women regularly attended this meeting, including Betsy Ross. 

Pricing
Adults
Free
Children (under 4)
Free
Hours
Open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Accessibility

wheelchair-accessibleWheelchair Accessible

service-animalsService Animals Welcome

Location

Free Quaker Meeting House

500 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

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