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Washington Square Park

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Address: Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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You can find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here. This too, in colonial...

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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Very Peaceful Park Near Historic Philadelphia

I walked through Washington Square Park in Philadelphia several times in February 2017. It is a very peaceful place. You can pass through here on the way to Independence Hall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 17, 2017
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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely meaningful visit day or night. First, read the signs around the park and learn about the unknown thousands of black burials that remain in the ground beneath this Georgian park. Then visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of of George Washington's army. Step up on the first marble step in front of the eternal flame and read the... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Beautiful park and incredible memorial honoring soldiers who died in the Revolutionary War. Definitely worth a visit!

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Boston, MA
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little park. Popular with families and professionals. Right near the liberty bell and liberty hall

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

I walked through Washington Square Park in Philadelphia several times in February 2017. It is a very peaceful place. You can pass through here on the way to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the historical part of Philadelphia. The highlight of the park is a statue of George Washington and a quote from his farewell address.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

This is a nice park to take a break or have a pick nick in. You are still in the Old City area with plenty of trees, grass and birds.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Washington Square Park is a pleasant 6.4 acre area 1 block away from Independence Hall where you can sit and relax for a while. It was 1 of the 5 original squares laid out by Penn and Holmes. It was also the burial place for over 2000 continental soldiers. Today it also contains the grave of the unknown Revolutionary soldier.... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park in the midst of a bustling city. It was calm, peaceful, and a pleasant place to walk and sit. The landscape is friendly, and there were a number of wedding photos being taken here one day that I went.

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Thank travelinggiant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

enjoy nature and the fine sights and sounds of the city of brotherly love and more... after a lunch or small meal relax and dream!!!!!!!!

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Often stroll through Washington Square Park when visiting, shopping or eating in the area, and while it's still nice, there's definitely a downward trend, with a different (in a not good way) sort of crowd, more trash, less repair and maintenance. Let's hope the trend reverses soon!

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Thank David_Valaika
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This was a classic park with a few highlights.. One was the tomb of the unknown soldiers of the revolutionary war.. Second was a tree that was grown from seed that went up into space with the Mercury astronauts. No food venders in the park. Lots of benches. People eat lunch from the offices around in the park.. Maintains was... More 

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