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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Shelby, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Esther H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Concord, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Surrounded by a park, this tomb is off to one side of the park. There are flags that are not shown in this photo. We were there during the day. The park was quite busy with dog walkers, folks feeding the birds, and squirrels batting clean up. Plenty of benches in the shade invite you to sit and rest a... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I was up early and decided to walk around while I waited for the attractions at Independence Hall to open. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this little gem of a park and this wonderful monument! It doesn't take long to visit...but it's well worth the few minutes and the extra block of walking!

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a quiet park to reflect on the sacrifice of soldiers for the American Revolutionary War. There is not much else in the park besides the monuments so it might not be appreciated by young children or teens. The location is a short walk from the Founders Hall and is clearly marked on the map available from the Independence... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

When you stand in Washington Square and take in all the sights of Old City, it's hard to imagine all the pain and suffering that made this nation possible. This place allows you to reflect on that.

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