Are you interested in the history of our neighborhood?

A recent essay in the online Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia provides a useful history of Society Hill from 1682 to the present, complete with photographs, a map, related readings, and suggestions for places to visit.


Guide to Historic Society Hill

Recently, SHCA published the 20th anniversary edition of the Guide to Historic Society Hill.  This beautifully produced, 68-page spiral-bound booklet takes residents and visitors on a walking tour of Society Hill, highlighting many historic properties that often are overlooked in the typical visitors’ guide to the city.  The handbook includes a color photo of every building, and descriptions of new buildings have been added.





Park your car on the opposite side of the street on Friday evening, May 11th, after 6 pm where posted. Posted boundaries: Lombard to, but not including Walnut, and from Front to 8th Street plus blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital. Cars will be ticketed between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, May 12th if they are not moved for street cleaning. Synagogue parking will be permitted after 8:30 am on the south side of the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Spruce and Lombard. Re-park your car after 1PM and before 3pm on Saturday to avoid ticketing.