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Review of Swann Fountain

Swann Fountain
Ranked #124 of 462 things to do in Philadelphia
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

It is a great place to hang out. It feels especially rewarding to sit down and rest here as a part of one of the most fascinating Philadelphia walks from the Museum of Art to the City Hall. The fountain itself is very interesting. It was designed by Calder for Philadelphia Fountain Society. It allegorically features three Native Americans portraying three locally important rivers the Delaware, the Schuylkill, and the Wissahickon. The young girl represents the Wissahickon creek, mature woman the Schuylkill and the man symbolizes the Delaware river. There are swan sculptures in the fountain but it really memorializes Dr. Wilson Cary Swann who was the founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. During the summer the fountain is the favorite swimming place for many local kids and young at heart .

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Swann Fountain in Philly is one of the best for photographers. Great to photo by night and equally beautiful by day. I found the area to be quite safe in either situation although there were a few homeless people sleeping on the benches at night.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

While this isn't one of the greatest fountains I've ever seen, I am glad we stopped by for photos. I am a sucker for a good fountain, and this one has attractive and entertaining sculptures and features. If you're at the Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation, Free Library, or several other sites, you're ridiculously close anyway. Take a break and enjoy a relaxing, beautiful fountain.

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