Washington Square Park, Philadelphia

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  • 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 worthwhi...  more »
  • 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 par...  more »
  • Green square dedicated to George Washington in downtown Philadelphia with many trees, paths and benches for rest. There is the grave of a soldier of war but what is most striking in this park, is a substantial presence of cute squirrels jumping Chase and extravaganza. There have, however, warned because it seems that their initiative towards food, have caused some small bite at the hands of children. Then a bit of prudence is no bad thing.
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  • Took my Goddaughter here and she loved it! She loved the park and water. So relaxing and places to take pictures. Manhattan is so nice and going here was great for us. ❤️
  • I was surprised to find this gorgeous memorial here. It is not well publicized but if you like war history / USA history then you should come here and spend 30 minutes of your time. It deserves the time.
  • Some of the best trees in the city. Upwards of 200 years old. A good place to spend some quiet time reading a book or enjoying lunch.
  • This park is built on top of thousands of graves of Revolutionary War soldiers. One of the park officers told me that there are purported hauntings there. It is a lovely setting for an afternoon lunch place. Even many of the squirrels are friendly.
  • Although this may look like any city square, with people jogging and others sipping coffee or walking their dogs, Washington Square is actually a late 1700's burial ground, for both African Americans and later for American soldiers of the Revolution who often died of illness as British prisoners of war. Please consider this place to be a somber one and treat it accordingly.

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