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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank az_rosie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This lovely park with lots of trees, grass and benches is part of the Philadelphia's National Historic Park. It features the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier that includes a bronze statue of Washington, a fountain and a clone of tree that sprouted from...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I love history, very humbling- the area is full of American History but we arrived to late to take any tours. Be sure to get to the area before 4 pm if you want to experience any tours.

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lovely park near old city with beautiful trees, a lovely fountain, and many park benches. Of greatest importance is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from The Revolutionary War

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The square holds a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, erected to the memory of unknown Revolutionary War soldiers. Formerly a cemetery but now a pleasant park with benches and towering trees.

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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
Reviewed 14 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...More

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