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Welcome Park

240 South 2nd Street and Sansom Street Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-597-8974
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240 South 2nd Street and Sansom Street Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Welcome Park is located across from the historic Thomas Bond House at 2nd Street and Samson Street Alley giving you a great introduction to William Penn and the city of Philadelphia. The park features Penn's plan for the city with the street grid laid out...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

In the densely built neighborhood near 2nd and Walnut Sts., the expansive Welcome Park wedged between a parking garage and a commercial building seems a bit out of place and decidedly cramped. I wanted to know why. Welcome Park was built by the Friends of...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

It was the site of William Penn's house and the government for Pennsylvania, now a park with a grid that is also a map of Center City. Interesting little stop.

Thank MrSaturn64
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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very small little area that's interesting because it is laid out like William Penn originally planned the city. There's a mural along the wall with some somewhat interesting history. Takes all of 10 minutes to see.

Thank tshep42
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This park is tucked away and next to the Ritz movie theater. It's a nice, clean park with elements of history about William Penn. It certainly is a nice surprise to come across in a crowded city. Thanks Philadelphia for having some of the best...More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I honestly enjoyed the history about William Penn from the wall of history(his life on a timeline) at the Old Town Welcome Center just as much if not more than the "bell" or the tour of the Independence Hall. He was quite the "rebel-rouser" and...More

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