Walking Tour: William Penn and the Planning of Philadelphia


Herbert Pullinger, City Hall Phila- from South Penn Square, 1953

“A greene country towne, which will never be burnt and always wholesome,” is how William Penn described his progressive vision for the city of Philadelphia. Join Abby King, Manager of Public Programs at PAFA, on a walking tour, exploring Penn’s historic urban spaces and beyond, visiting iconic Philadelphia landmarks such as Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The tour is in conjunction with the ongoing summer exhibition, Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA’s Permanent Collection.