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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Though amidst a number of other historical sites, the tomb is one of a kind. It's the only memorial to the unknown heroes of the American Revolution.
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Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful park square is this tribute to all who died for our independence in the Revolutionary War. A few unkien facts to the square that surrounds this tomb is worth the walk for sure. On a beautiful day, you can sit out...More

Thank Juliana M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful park, I was surprised to see another tomb of the unknown soldier as we just left Arlington. A great monument who served the country in the past.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is in a park (Washington Square) just south of Independence Hall. I visited just after Veterans Day 2017, and someone had placed floral wreaths in front of this Revolutionary War veteran's tomb, which was very moving. I'd just been reading the Federalist Papers, which...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Right in Philadelphia's Old Town, this square is nestled in the park with a corner dedicated to George Washington. The flame always on is very special and meaningful.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The first time I walked across hallowed ground was in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia, where imbedded bronze footprints across a large grassy field commemorated those who were buried there after the harrowing experience of transportation from England in the 19th century. I wanted to see...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was with a bus tour; we found this very interesting. Had a good tour guide giving us the history of those there.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is a hidden treasure in Philadelphia. Guarded by a statue of George Washington and illuminated by an eternal flame, this monument is dedicated to the soldiers of the Revolution who never came home. Washington Square...More

Thank DDay1959
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have to admit that for years I didn't realize this monument was in Washington Square, despite walking by so many times, until someone actually pointed out what it was to me. It's so close to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and all the crowds...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a must see in my opinion........I must shamefully say that I had no idea this monument existed, let alone existed in Philadelphia. This is monument pays respect to the many unknowns who perished in the American Revolution. The memorial is also fitting with...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nice Monument in the Park at Washingon Square. you don't feel rushed here as the pace is slow. Good for Selfie and history buffs

Thank JimDeBerry
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