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Philadelphia Sights

Franklin Square

  • 6th and Race Sts. Map It
  • Historic Area
  • Park/Playground

Updated 05/19/2011

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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.

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Sight Information


6th and Race Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk
  • December- March

Updated 05/19/2011


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