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Washington Square

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  • Center City East
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

One of William Penn’s five original squares, Washington Square has a rich history. It originally served as a burial ground and pasture but in the 19th century trees, paths, benches, lamps and fencing were added to turn it into a true park. In the mid-20th century, a memorial to Washington and an eternal flame for unknown soldiers of the American Revolution made their debut. Don’t forget to check out the Moon Tree, a clone of a sycamore tree whose seed was carried by an astronaut on Apollo XIV.

Written by
Leanna Arnold


210 W Washington Sq
Cross street:
between S 6th and 7th Sts
Opening hours:
Daily 24hrs
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