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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 tribute to those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Seattle
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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Keyport, New Jersey
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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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This of course is a great way to honor those that fought for the founding of this country. It is a simple yet important monument.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I did not know there was even a memorial to the Unknown Soldier from the American Revolutionary War till the hotel concierge pointed it out on a map of the area. I made a point to visit this site and was glad that I did. The entire park is a mass grave for those who died for our freedom and... More 

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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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