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Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 215-413-1804
Learn about the fascinating history of an early religious sect at this active Quaker meeting house built in 1804 on a land grant to William Penn. Because Quaker women had equal status in their religious society, they organized working committees and spoke out in public. Quaker women founded first alms house and the first female anti-slavery society. Lucretia Mott attended this meeting house for a time. In 1848, Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and three other Quaker women organized the first women's conference in Seneca Falls, NY. In 1920, Quaker Alice Paul wrote the amendment that gave women in this country the right to vote. Join our guides to explore further the history of women's activism. Donations welcome. call 215 413 -1804.
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