Washington Square Park, Philadelphia

4.5
#10 of 27 in Parks in Philadelphia
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  • A lovely park in one of the original squares laid out by William Penn in his"greene country towne." There is a volunteer group that maintains the plantings, and this year they have been...  more »
  • Enjoy the historic, relaxing mileu of Philly Old Town along the buildings where US history happened and started in the 18th century. A littke bit dirty and shabby despite the great imp. of the place.  more »
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  • The park in Washington Square is so beautiful! I sit in the park on the benches while I am waiting for my bus, and I also go there because it's so peaceful and lively! People are walking their pets, you can hear the birds singing, and I get so happy when I go there to feed the squirrels! There is a Nuts To You store located on Walnut Street which is across the street from the park! So I buys nuts, popcorn and other delights and go right across the street to Washington Square Park! I love it!
  • "Freedom is a light for which many have died in darkness." So reads the inscription on the central monument and tomb dedicated to unnamed soldiers, with a burning flame in front of it and flags lined on either side. This is the last of Philadelphia's five squares that we have visited (the other four are Rittenhouse square, Logan square, Franklin square, and City Hall). It's solemn peacefulness is a welcome addition to the character of Philadelphia.

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