Arch Street Meeting House

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Arch Street Meeting House is an historic Quaker house of worship and a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia.

Built in 1804 atop Philadelphia’s first burial ground, on land deeded to Quakers by William Penn in 1701, Arch Street Meeting House aims to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quaker contributions to society throughout history for thousands of visitors from all around the world.

Visitors Welcome!

Stop by for a visit to learn more about the stories of the people, building and grounds of Arch Street Meeting House.

Hours:

During the month of May we are closed to walk in visitors.  If you would like to book a tour, please use the group tour reservation form and we will get back to you within 2-3 business days.

Admission:

A $2 per person donation is gratefully appreciated.

Book a Guided Tour of Arch Street

We welcome visits from groups Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Tour requests must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

To book a group tour please fill out our reservation form and in 2-3 business days we will be in touch to discuss and confirm the details of your tour.

A $2 per person suggested donation can be paid by check or by cash at the time of arrival.

Lunchroom space is available to accommodate up to 60 visitors with bag lunches for a suggested donation of $1 per person.

Arch Street is available for your events!

We have meeting spaces on two floors that accommodate groups from eight to eight hundred.  We welcome wedding and commitment ceremonies of all traditions.  Our historic meeting spaces, with fine acoustics, are well loved and appreciated by musicians and actors.

To book a space at Arch Street Meeting House, please fill out a room reservation form and we will be in touch within 2-3 business days.

Nearby Attractions

We are located in the nation’s most historic square mile!

  • Two blocks or less from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Constitution Center.
  • Four blocks to Penn’s Landing.
  • Eight blocks to the Philadelphia Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market.

Contact Us

The Arch Street Meeting House is located at 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 215 627 2667 or by email at archstreetmeetinghouse@pym.org.

ASMH Preservation Trust

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, a 501(c)(3), approved its first Strategic Plan in February 2015, which was developed with the assistance of the firm, Fairmount Ventures.

Vision:

The vision of ASMH Preservation Trust is for Arch Street Meeting House to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quaker’s unique contributions to society throughout history.

Mission:

The mission of ASMH Preservation Trust is to preserve, operate and interpret the meetinghouse and grounds, which will serve to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers.

Worship

All are welcome to join the active congregation of Quakers who worship at Arch Street Meeting House.  For more details and information about the worship community, please visit their website.

Hours:

Sunday 10:30am -11:30am (childcare provided)

Wednesday 7pm-8pm

ArchStMtgHse_PresTrust_logo Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust

The mission of Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust is to preserve, operate and interpret the meetinghouse and grounds, which will serve to increase public understanding of the impact and continued relevance of Quakers.

Find Us

The Arch Street Meeting House is located at 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106.