Philadelphia Historic Timeline - 1682: William Penn leaves England, sets sail across the Atlantic and arrives in Philadelphia, his “City of Brotherly Love.” Find more information at the Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th Street, and Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street. Some new residents of Philadelphia live in caves carved into the banks of the Delaware River.
The Delaware River and its port anchor the city’s development as a center for transatlantic and inter-colonial commerce. Trades connected with shipbuilding and seafaring support the port and its activities. Find more information at the Independence Seaport Museum,
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