Frankford is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia; the village along Frankford Creek appears on maps from 1654. The Swedish settlement eventually came under William Penn's ownership who sold the town to the Society of Free Traders, a group of Quaker businessmen. Little did they know how much of a role Frankford would play in American history. Due to its location along the King's Highway, the town determined the strategy for the Continental Congress, hosted the Founding Fathers, and even invented the home mortgage. Come explore!