In 1862, The Union League of Philadelphia was founded as a Patriotic Society to support the policies of Abraham Lincoln. Today, The Union League is a private, members only, Five Star Platinum Club with over 4,500 members. Membership is in the vanguard of Philadelphia life, counting among our members many top leaders in business, academia, law, medicine, politics, religion, and the arts. Our members gather to socialize, dine, network, attend events, exercise and relax in one of the city's most beautiful and historic settings. As members of the Union League of Philadelphia, they are entitled to many exclusive privileges that further details how the League is the #1 City Club in the nation.