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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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"unknown soldier"
in 36 reviews
"revolutionary war"
in 26 reviews
"eternal flame"
in 13 reviews
"moon tree"
in 5 reviews
"unmarked graves"
in 4 reviews
"independence hall"
in 18 reviews
"nice memorial"
in 3 reviews
"historical markers"
in 3 reviews
"hallowed ground"
in 3 reviews
"green space"
in 4 reviews
"pleasant place to relax"
in 2 reviews
"burial place"
in 2 reviews
"water fountain"
in 3 reviews
"walnut street"
in 3 reviews
"old city"
in 6 reviews
"society hill"
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"liberty bell"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to have a coffee and people watch. One of my favorite squares in the city. Worth strolling through at the minimum.

Thank nmjr11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Countries have their sacred sites ...Washington Square , Philadelphia a few footfalls south of Independence Hall is one such ... a perfect ending to a visit to historic "old city " sites intertwined with the Nation's War of Independence . At its heart stands a...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A good stop while walking down town. I am glad we did not miss this one. Historical in a way and could also make you feel a bit sad if you knew the history. Nice looking park, places to sit, calm somehow in the big...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a fine park in a historical neighborhood with vendors, good walking, artists and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in the area. While there, jaunt over to Old City, Society Hill and environs.

Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love this park! It's a great place to sit and have lunch or ice cream and people watch. There's always people walking their dogs or spending time with their family. Plenty of benches, trash cans, and shade if you want to have a picnic....More

Thank Sheridan S
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Washington Square on our walk from our hotel to to Independence Hall. It is a very pretty spot. Immersed in history which itself is not so pretty today the Park is somewhat of an oasis in a busy metropolis. With a light...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This has a tomb of the unknown soldiers for the revolutionary war in the center of a nice park. There is a story behind the tree with being buried with sand from the moon!

Thank Kristen P
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Around and around go the sidewalks and streets that contain the soft inner space of tremendous beauty and scale. It's a first class route to take to go anywhere if you plan it right. A breath of fresh leafy air before either Society Hill or...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a centrally located park just south of Independence Square, and it's peaceful to walk through and sit in. I visited just after Veterans Day, and the monument shown in the photo (with the statue of George Washington) is the tomb of the unknown...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I brought my daughter out here t ride her bike. Old, historical, quaint. Very pretty place. It is in a super safe part of town. Philadelphia is sketchy at night so be careful.

Thank BigTimeTravelFamily
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