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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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9 Mar 2017
“Walking across Philadelphia’s grid in Welcome Park”
22 Mar 2016
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240 South 2nd Street and Sansom Street Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-597-8974
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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
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
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
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
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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