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Washington Square Park

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Address: Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106

You can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. This too, in colonial...

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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Very Peaceful Park Near Historic Philadelphia

I walked through Washington Square Park in Philadelphia several times in February 2017. It is a very peaceful place. You can pass through here on the way to Independence Hall... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Philadelphia 4 times and have never been here. Walked through at night. Very nice and very still. A worthwhile visit and a sit down rest for ones feet. Has a nice water fountain too

Thank maxrebos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a tranquil federal park on the grounds near historic Independence Hall. The fountain is a calming spot, and the memorial to the revolution reminds us that much was sacrificed to birth our country.

Thank pastry-traveler
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Extremely meaningful visit day or night. First, read the signs around the park and learn about the unknown thousands of black burials that remain in the ground beneath this Georgian park. Then visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of of George Washington's army. Step up on the first marble step in front of the eternal flame and read the... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Beautiful park and incredible memorial honoring soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Samantha D
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little park. Popular with families and professionals. Right near the liberty bell and liberty hall

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I walked through Washington Square Park in Philadelphia several times in February 2017. It is a very peaceful place. You can pass through here on the way to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the historical part of Philadelphia. The highlight of the park is a statue of George Washington and a quote from his farewell address.

Thank blairkk25
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a nice park to take a break or have a pick nick in. You are still in the Old City area with plenty of trees, grass and birds.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Washington Square Park is a pleasant 6.4 acre area 1 block away from Independence Hall where you can sit and relax for a while. It was 1 of the 5 original squares laid out by Penn and Holmes. It was also the burial place for over 2000 continental soldiers. Today it also contains the grave of the unknown Revolutionary soldier.... More 

Thank OziDiver
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the midst of a bustling city. It was calm, peaceful, and a pleasant place to walk and sit. The landscape is friendly, and there were a number of wedding photos being taken here one day that I went.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

enjoy nature and the fine sights and sounds of the city of brotherly love and more... after a lunch or small meal relax and dream!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p

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