Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
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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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Neighborhood: City Center East
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  • 8th St • 6 min walk
  • 8th St • 6 min walk
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WaJello
1,265 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
As we were walking through the park I noticed this monument, which I had marked as a possible stop before we arrived. It is a nice memorial, kind of small. But it makes you think of those lives lost. I wouldn’t say it’s work seeking it out but I enjoyed seeing it passing by.
Written August 26, 2021
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Erin L
54 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Thank you for your service, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A quiet contemplation space surrounded by gardens and history.
Written November 10, 2020
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Sep 2020
I just thought that Washington Square is an urban inner city green sport. However, upon visiting I found a few places and information about the early United State here. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is one. Great place to learn about the American Revolution war that will lead into better appreciation when later visiting the Independence Hall around the corner. Worth every minute of stopping by.
Written October 16, 2020
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Davin D
San Antonio, TX897 contributions
Jun 2020
We stumbled upon this please not an accident but it wasn’t originally on our list of things to do. But once you go you realize the power for history that’s involved here. We took a minute to pay our respects to the people that came before us.
Written July 29, 2020
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kihyland
Pasadena, TX536 contributions
Jul 2019
The Tomb itself is beautiful and worth seeing, but my husband and I had just come from DC and the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington. Nothing can compare to that experience.
Written January 1, 2020
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xXscullyXx
61 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A must visit. A quiet, thought provoking place to reflect on the great sacrifice so many made. Many with no choice, who stood up for what they believed and lost their lives as a result. There are thousands of soldiers buried on the grounds in a mass unmarked grave.
Written November 5, 2019
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Peeceecee
Skipton, UK1,058 contributions
Sep 2019
A fitting memorial to all of those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom of the nation. It sits atop the grave of an unknown soldier and represents many others. The eternal flame burns here. Well worth a visit.
Written October 16, 2019
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pwm1031
Nashville, TN304 contributions
Oct 2019
While you could say there isn't much to see (only a wall and a statue) I think anyone visiting the area should stop by to reflect on the price of freedom. I recommend grouping a visit with also visiting nearby attractions such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There is so much great history in the Philadelphia area. I don't think it gets enough recognition.
Written October 7, 2019
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ALISON S
Paisley, UK648 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Washington Park is a peaceful place in thr centre of the city. Very clean & plenty of seats to enjoy the peace. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has an eternal flame & is a respectful place.
Written October 5, 2019
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MaryLouandJohn
Berlin, NJ141 contributions
Aug 2019
When I finished working for the city twenty years ago, I decided to visit all of the historical sites in Philadelphia. If you are viewing this place today,then you're lucky. The place use to be very dirty, the flags were torn, and the flame was filled with trash and did not work.It was a disgrace. Think about it for a minute-this is the grave of an unknown soldier who fought for OUR independence. Be reverent and mindful-just as you might be at Arlington National Cemetery.The only thing missing would be someone dressed up as a Revolutionary War soldier standing guard-especially during the summer visitor season.
Written August 22, 2019
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