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Washington Square Park

Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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You can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. This too, in colonial times, was where enslaved Africans were once held before being sold, and it has also served as a burial ground for white and black victims of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.
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Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Probably the best of the Philly parks I saw. It has some interesting features, including the 'space tree', but wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very important monument in Philadelphia, full of history and represents the importance of George Washington for the USA.,

Thank salvatorecandiano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about the Eternal Flame here from our Franklin Walking Tour and wanted to pay our respects to all the Revolutionary soldiers who died as prisoners of war. We felt that this was the most worthwhile park we visited. Take the walking tour in comfortable...More

Thank smjreader
Reviewed 4 October 2017

walking thru the park at dusk isn't intimidating at all... in a neighborhood that is seemingly safe and the park is well lit at night... but its a great place to just get away from the hustle in a park like setting... lot of history...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A block behind the Indepedence Halls and Park, this beautiful Park is easily missed. It felt very safe, lots of early morning yoga etc going on, dog walking and some tourists. The eternal flame burning at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Independence...More

Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Washington Square Park is an excellent place for a Picnic, Yoga mat, or stroll. It has benches, a water fountain and of course the Monument

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I always visit this lovely little park. It has a beautiful fountain. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier of George Washingtons Army is located here. It is a nice area to relax in the middle of a big city.

Thank tina s
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Catty corner to Indepenence Hall park (back side) this park is often missed by hsitoric district visitiors and that is a shame. The large trees make it cool in summer and it offers a nice respite from the crowds of tourists nearby. Grab a lunch...More

Thank donnaannharris
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a very peaceful park with an unexpected gem! My husband and I cut through the park on our way to another attraction. Little did we know we would find a beautiful tribute to an unknown Revolutionary War soldier. A statue of Washington stands...More

1  Thank az_rosie
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I so enjoy just walking around and seeing the beautiful flowers and trees here. Everyone enjoyed reading the different plaques placed throughout the park. It's worth the time to mosey on through and take in the beauty that is here.

Thank kao4577
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