Arch Street Meeting House

Meeting House by Candlelight

Celebrate the holiday season at Arch Street Meeting House with a beer garden, live musical performances from local Quaker schools, a historical impersonator, kid-friendly crafts, and refreshments spread out across the museum and grounds.We're bringing together friends from across the region for a special holiday evening at the Meeting House, and as you enjoy our exhibits you can experience our historic West Room room in a whole new light! Constructed in 1811, the West Room will be lit by candlelight and visitors will be able to see what worship would have felt like in the 19th Century.

After the event, Friends and visitors will be encouraged to explore other holiday sites throughout Old City, Philadelphia.

About Arch Street Meeting House: Located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, Arch Street Meeting House is a museum, National Historic Landmark, and active Quaker place of worship. Constructed in 1804 on two acres of land deeded by William Penn as a burial ground to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Arch Street Meeting House has had an estimated 20,000 burials occur on its historic grounds.