Socially engaged for 300 years

Historic Fair Hill offers programming in early literacy, community building, advocacy based history, and urban greening in the Fairhill neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Historic Fair Hill’s mission is to:

1) preserve our historic Quaker burial ground, and assure that its history and the ideals of the people interred there continue to speak to the world, and

2) act as a collaborative partner in the revitalization of the Fairhill community through school partnerships for literacy, greening, and community engagement events.

History

As a national historic site, we maintain and welcome visitors to the burial ground of great abolitionists and early women’s rights leaders.

Community Events

As a gathering and educational center, we host field trips, youth internship programming, and family friendly events.

Early Literacy

As a community partner for literacy, we support our Fairhill elementary schools by re-opening and staffing school libraries, providing reading buddies, hiring parents as classroom assistants, and offering family literacy workshops. 

Greening

As a center for community gardens and greening, we teach young people the skills of growing food and partner in seven gardens and street tree planting.

Upcoming Events

March 2024
Mar 09
09 March 2024 1:00 am - 2:00 am

Join history educator Carolyn Singleton for a tour of the murals surrounding the Fairhill Burial Ground. Learn about the Female Anti-Slavery Society, the Seneca Falls Convention, and the neighbors leading …

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Mar 09
09 March 2024 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Help us keep our community clean by participating in a trash pick up led by our Youth Interns on the blocks surrounding the burial ground.

April 2024
Apr 06
06 April 2024 April 6 - April 27

Join us each Saturday afternoon for storytimes, games, arts & crafts, gardening, scavenger hunts, and more!

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