Philadelphia Sights

Franklin Square

  • 200 N. 6th Street Map It
  • Old City
  • Park/Playground

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

One of five squares William Penn placed in his original design, this park is now a family-friendly destination. There are two modern playgrounds (for younger and older kids) open year-round. From April through December the square also features a carousel; a food stand with burgers, salads, shakes, and ice cream operated by famed local restaurateur Stephen Starr; and an 18-hole miniature-golf course, whose holes boast scale models of Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ben Franklin Bridge, and other local landmarks. While the park remains open year-round, the attractions are closed in January and February.

Sight Information


200 N. 6th Street, at Race St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Park free; attraction prices vary
  • Park daily 10–10

Published 02/01/2016


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