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Franklin Square

  • Attractions
  • Olde City
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
franklin square
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Sam

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This square, one of William Penn’s original five open-space parks, underwent a radical transformation in 2006 when Historic Philadelphia Inc. restored it from a creepy spot to be avoided into a child’s absolute, must-see destination. The beautiful fountain at its center has been restored, a delightful carousel spins and projects happy music, while a Philly-landmark-themed miniature golf course, a modern playground and a gourmet burger spot all beckon. 

Written by
Sarah Jordan


200 N 6th St
Cross street:
at Race St
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-7pm
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