Visiting Washington Square

Color photo of Washington Square fountain, a low circular fountain with a plume of water rising from the center.
Stroll the grounds in Washington Square, or take a moment to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution.

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Location
Washington Square is located on Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th Streets.

 

Hours and Fees
Washington Square is a public, outdoor park. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Admission is FREE.

 

Ticketing
No tickets are required to enter this park, or visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution (located within the park).

 

Exhibits
Public walks provide an opportunity to stroll this beautifully landscaped park. Look for the more than thirty species of trees, including a sycamore cloned from the original Moon Tree, a tree grown from seeds taken to the Moon in 1971. The landscape includes an 1869 watering trough for horses and dogs as well as two guard houses once used by the Fairmount Park Guard in the early 20th century. Wayside signage provides historical information about the park's many uses through time, including burial ground and gathering place. Within the park is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, designed by architect G. Edwin Brumbaugh in the 1950's.

 

Accessibility
Washington Square is wheelchair accessible. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.

 

Images and Historical Information
Explore this photo gallery for images of Washington Square. Additional historical information is available on the park's website.

 

Last updated: March 31, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305

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