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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Address: Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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Ranked #91 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Though amidst a number of other historical sites, the tomb is one of...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Such grand words carry a powerful message each and every time i visit this monument. Set off to a side of Washington Square Park only blocks from Independence Mall, the tomb of the unknown soldier is a smaller yet striking piece which should be visited with any tour of the area. The park itself is beautiful and quite peaceful, and... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I hadn't been looking to find this monument when wandering around, but I'm so thankful I stumbled upon it. It's located in Washington Square, and on this particular sunny autumn day, it was just beautiful. A great place for some reflection and knowledge. If you didn't know, the entire square is built upon a mass grave of thousands of unknown... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The monument is full of feeling and is much like many other unknown soldier memorials around the world. This one has the added interest point of having the soldiers buried throughout the park. Thought provoking and tactful.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier monument is in the very pretty Philadelphia Washington Square Park. It is a beautiful monument which should be part of your must see historical tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited here as part of the Free Foot Tour in the city. It's located in one of the beautiful parks in Philadelphia, open to the public. The eternal flame is beautiful, and the area is so peaceful. It's located within Washington Square, and learning it's history was interesting. The peacefulness of the location, and the beauty of the park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution as it is located very close to the Wyndham Hotel where were staying on a recent trip to Philadelphia. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies within Washington Square, one of the five public parks drawn up by William Penn in his 1682 blueprint for... More 

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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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