Penn Treaty Park
According to legend, Pennsylvania founder William Penn signed his treaty of peace with the local Lenape tribe under an elm tree just off the Delaware River in 1683 in what is now known as Penn Treaty Park.
Though the tree fell in a storm in 1810, the city officially opened Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown on the surrounding land in 1894.
Today, a statue of William Penn greets picnickers and dog walkers, and throughout the year, people come to the waterfront park from all over the city and beyond for special events, including the annual RiverCity Festival, presented by the Fishtown Neighbors Association, is a free celebration of local music, food and businesses in Fishtown.
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through June 15, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as a $25 We ♥ 13th Street restaurants gift card, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, a $25 gift card to R2L, a free cheesesteak from Campo's and a $10 Lyft credit.