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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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A Place for Reflection and Prayer

This simple monument is only a block away from Independence Hall. The memorial is in the center just west of the fountain. It is elegant in its simplicity. It is well worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Greenwood, Indiana

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This tasteful memorial with an eternal flame should really be named the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers...' since the park served as an impromptu cemetery for Revolutionary War dead. The tomb lies on the west side of Washington Square, Philadelphia's quietest and prettiest (in my opinion) of the original five square parks laid out in the city plan commissioned by... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is for places like these that we should all be thankful for the freedoms we have today. We obviously don't agree on everything but at least we can voice those opinions. I found this memorial and the quote refreshing in this large historical city. "Beneath this stone rests a soldier of Washington's army who died to give you liberty."

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This simple monument is only a block away from Independence Hall. The memorial is in the center just west of the fountain. It is elegant in its simplicity. It is well worth the short walk to pause and ponder the great sacrifice that made this great country possible.

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Bexley
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Orlando, Florida
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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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