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You can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. This too, in colonial times, was where enslaved Africans were once held before being sold, and it has also served as a burial ground for white and black victims of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.
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Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is located close to the tourist sites and is very nicely laid out and landscaped and maintained. There was a good amount of people relaxing and visiting the area. Several items of interest to read along with the memorial Tomb of the Unknown...More

Thank L H
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Love coming here to hang out, it is super shady making it comfortable to take a seat. The main center can get a bit loud but overall a nice park to chill out in.

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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This park is the perfect place to chill and relax. People come to walk, chat, walk their dogs and unwind. I loved the atmosphere and was happy to be there for a few hours.

Thank Monica E
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I had no idea there was an eternal flame for revolutionary soldiers or that 1000s had been buried in unmarked graves. A statue of Washington stands guard. Very moving and a beautiful little park just across from Independence Hall.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Day trip to Philadelphia was terrific. We purchased return bus tickets that were non-stops. Two hours from New York City to Philadelphia. Cost was approx $20 each. I suggest doing it this way instead of a tour, what we saw advertised was $170+ USD and...More

1  Thank DOROTHY M
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This is a small, well laid out little park not far from the centre of Philly. Dedicated to Washington and with the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is well done and nicely kept. Won't take you long to wander round, maybe sit on a...More

Thank Gill O
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Interesting history. Nice square. Tomb of unknown soldier and history of the slaves. Worth spending a few minutes here. Relax. Recall mended.

1  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a great place to have a coffee and people watch. One of my favorite squares in the city. Worth strolling through at the minimum.

Thank nmjr11
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Countries have their sacred sites ...Washington Square , Philadelphia a few footfalls south of Independence Hall is one such ... a perfect ending to a visit to historic "old city " sites intertwined with the Nation's War of Independence . At its heart stands a...More

1  Thank 198MJS
Reviewed March 18, 2018

A good stop while walking down town. I am glad we did not miss this one. Historical in a way and could also make you feel a bit sad if you knew the history. Nice looking park, places to sit, calm somehow in the big...More

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