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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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Ranked #176 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I think this is just as important as the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington - perhaps more so when you consider the 2,000+ anonymous soldiers and POWs buried in pits under this park. It is a suitably quiet place for reflection, and the eternal flame is a nice touch, but more people need to know about this place. I... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is in a nice park. On one end is the tomb with an eternal flame. It's nice to stop by and pay respect for those who fought for our freedom - and independence. But, it is not necessarily a must see sight in Philadelphia.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This memorial is in Washington square, southwest of independence hall. Memorial was not the most impressive, but still a fitting dedication to the troops. Not spectacular, but it's a good sight to check off the list and conveniently located down the path from a nice fountain

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were walking through Washington Square Park and stumbled upon a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution. Very Nice.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Definitely worth stopping by since it's conveniently located in the middle of everything. It's easy to miss since, like another reviewer said, the picture is all it is..

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Zagreb, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Really nothing special and I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, there are far better parks and memorials out there!

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Branchville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Worth a couple minutes, just to recognize those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. A very modest display, but still worth the time. Stopped by while we were waiting for our Independence Hall tour.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We did a night tour and this was one of the stops. It's a park with trees and benches. That's it. What you see in the picture is what you see. Statue of Washington and a small tomb with a wall behind them and an eternal flame in front. Due to the tour we got some extra info but just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

It was a very humbling experience, more than worth the trip. Made the trip on the Fourth of July which made it that much more of an experience.

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The area is so historical and all the parks were in wonderful condition. I liked the postings that gave some history along my walk.

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