Washington Square Park, Philadelphia

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  • August 3, 2017
    I always visit this lovely little park. It has a beautiful fountain. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier of George Washingtons Army is located here. It is a nice area to relax in the middle of a big city.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    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...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    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 Revoluti...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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. ❤️
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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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