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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

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Address: Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Description: Though amidst a number of other historical sites, the tomb is one of a...
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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Nice memorial

There are several tombs of unknown soldiers of the American Revolution, but this one in Philly is very nicely done. I like the eternal flame and him being watched over by General... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had an opportunity to reflect on my good fortunes at this special monument. An excellent tribute to those who have lost their lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There are several tombs of unknown soldiers of the American Revolution, but this one in Philly is very nicely done. I like the eternal flame and him being watched over by General GW, and it's nicely situated in a high-foot traffic area. Take a few minutes to reflect and pay your respects.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Saw this when we visited Washington square. We just sat in the park and took it all in. The park was very busy with dog walkers and joggers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great little park and very good memorial. Walk around the park and see all the small historic sites like the tree growing whose seed was taken into space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I walked here after touring Independence Hall. Beautiful monument to those who fought and nice clean park to rest and reflect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

When resting a while in Washington Square Park along Walnut Street, I spied a statue on a large pedestal. What the hey, I thought. Check it out. Wording on a plaque made me reflect on these beautiful words: “Freedom is a light for which many have died in darkness.” Thus, the eternal flame. This was especially significant for Memorial Day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A touching memorial to the people who made the U.S.A. possible. A place for sober contemplation and appreciation for their sacrifice. It adds to the sense of history in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

For those taking a walk through history in Philadelphia, this memorial is well worth a stop. The site honors George Washington and an unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War. An archaeological team undertook a dig in 1956 at the square, which covers an old mass burial ground that includes thousands who fought in the Revolution. The purpose was to identify... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was one of the most emotional things I did on this trip. It's worth the walk over just to see the area, cute homes, beautiful park. But being there, where all those people are buried was quite moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a great place. If the weather is nice its a very nice place to just stroll and enjoy the history😍❤️

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Address: Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East

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