Washington Square Park
Washington Square in Philadelphia provides a green escape from the city, with a historic element to boot.
The 6.4-acre Washington Square Park is one of the city's original park spaces, planned in the late 1600s. It was originally called Southeast Square, renamed after the first president in 1825, but its first uses did not involve leisure. The park served as a pastureland and a burial ground before local officials started to make improvements to the grounds in the early 1800s.
Today, Washington Square Park is a peaceful and relaxing place, with tree-lined walkways and sculptural monuments. There are monuments to those who died in the Civil War, as well as a Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.
Washington Square Park Tours
Should I book Washington Square Park tickets in advance?
How much does it cost to visit Washington Square Park 2021?
What's the best way to experience Washington Square Park ?
- Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
- Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight
- Small-Group Founding Fathers and Independence Walking Tour
- From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
Things to do near Philadelphia
- Things to do in Pennsylvania
- Things to do in Amboseli National Park
- Things to do in Newark
- Things to do in New York City
- Things to do in Brooklyn
- Things to do in Long Island
- Things to do in Washington DC
- Things to do in Pittsburgh
- Things to do in Boston
- Things to do in Buffalo
- Things to do in Niagara Falls & Around
- Things to do in Toronto
- Things to do in Ottawa
- Things to do in New Jersey
- Things to do in New York