Hear Susan McAninley of the Friends of Washington Avenue Green as she brings to life the story of immigration in Philadelphia during the years 1873 to 1915. The Pier 53 Project encompasses the 50 years from 1876 to 1926—from the purchase of the Navy Yard by the Pennsylvania Railroad to the dwindling of immigration due to the gradually restrictive laws by the Federal Government. Over one million European immigrants arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53. At the height of the immigration movement between 1910 and 1914, the port was the third largest in the nation. Discover the wide variety of immigrants who arrived and settled in Philadelphia and beyond.
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.