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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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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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WE will find the name of this soldier sooonnn

This is a true adventure and a time to reflect on all the blessings we have in this country Yes it some times is so so but this is a must see and will fill your heart with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true adventure and a time to reflect on all the blessings we have in this country Yes it some times is so so but this is a must see and will fill your heart with happiness and joy can not hurt See you sonnnnn TPP the comic Love is in the air enjoy!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on Veterans Day. Very somber and heart warming all in one. If you go, take time to reflect on the past while visiting.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I've first visited an Unknown Soldier tomb in Arlington. Love this space in Washington Square. It is a great place the soldier who have fought bravely for the US.

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Thank lamb1028
Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

so many solders died with no one morn their loss. the true(there is a plague put up by the dar at valley forge) national monument for the revolutionary war.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a humbling sight to see the eternal flame guarded by Washington's statue. Just one problem: the map reference given by Trip Advisor is about ten blocks east of Washington Square so check this on a different map.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is an absolute must-see/experience in Philly. I wasn't sure what to expect while visiting this attraction. The scripture on the tomb almost brought me to tears. Realizing that there is a stunning amount of solders' bodies underneath where you are standing is extremely humbling and sobering. It is a gorgeous park area but it holds a meaning so much... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We ran around Washington Square Park and embarrassingly mistook many random sculptures and statues for the Tomb before discovering its actual location near the corner of the grassy area. It's a nice memorial, much more low-key than the one in Washington D.C. Pays proper due to our freedom fighters, and it's pleasing to the eye. Never hurts to stop by.

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Thank Angie L
Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It's one of those things that dont take much time to see but can help put things back into perspective

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Canton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This memorial reminds us that freedom is never free - it is situated on the unmarked graves of 1000's of revolutionary soldiers. The surrounding park is a lovely place to sit and meditate.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were walking through Washington Square and the eternal flame caught our eye. This is a wonderful tribute to the unknown soldiers of the American Revolution. There just happened to be a group gathered around with a guide giving a commentary. Great experience.

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