Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
4.5
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Though amidst a number of other historical sites, the tomb is one of a kind. It's the only memorial to the unknown heroes of the American Revolution.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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  • 8th St • 6 min walk
  • 8th St • 6 min walk
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Davin D
San Antonio, TX845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We stumbled upon this please not an accident but it wasn’t originally on our list of things to do. But once you go you realize the power for history that’s involved here. We took a minute to pay our respects to the people that came before us.
Written 29 July 2020
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ColonelChamberlain
Manalapan, NJ20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like history and you've been to the Tomb in Washington then you will find this place interesting. But there's no fancy honor guards here. Just an eternal flame and some inscriptions on the walls. One that reads FREEDOM IS A LIGHT FOR WHICH MANY MEN HAVE DIED IN DARKNESS. Its a place to pay your respect for the men and women who fought for our freedom.
Written 29 August 2008
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
For those taking a walk through history in Philadelphia, this memorial is well worth a stop. The site honors George Washington and an unknown soldier from the Revolutionary War.

An archaeological team undertook a dig in 1956 at the square, which covers an old mass burial ground that includes thousands who fought in the Revolution. The purpose was to identify a body from the war to rebury as an important part of the memorial.

The inscription on the tomb is no longer legible, but a sign in the square gives the wording. "Beneath this stone rests a soldier of Washington's army who died to give you liberty." An eternal flame burns at the front of the memorial. I found it to be a moving experience to stand here for a while and reflect on the meaning of liberty.

The memorial is located in Washington Square near Independence Hall and takes just a few minutes to visit.
Written 9 May 2015
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
I think this is just as important as the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington - perhaps more so when you consider the 2,000+ anonymous soldiers and POWs buried in pits under this park. It is a suitably quiet place for reflection, and the eternal flame is a nice touch, but more people need to know about this place. I found it relatively easy to find information on the Internet, but more readily obvious information is needed, along with more interpretive signage. While I liked the places like the President's House Site, this place is more important to my mind.
Written 12 November 2013
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Maja M
Zagreb, Croatia484 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
Really nothing special and I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, there are far better parks and memorials out there!
Written 29 March 2013
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CynthiafromOhio2011
Cleveland, OH337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2011
This is a very moving tribute to the over 2,500 American (and British) soldiers from the Revolution buried in this park. While some died as a result of battle wounds, most were victims of disease. Also, the victims of the 1793 (post-Revolution) yellow fever epidemic were buried here. Inspite of the numbers buried here, it did not seem like a graveyard as there are no individual markers.

It is quiet, peaceful and an incredibly touching memorial to individuals buried here (no other markers of their graves). The eternal flame burns here without fancy honor guards or crowds, but that makes it all the more solemn and thought-provoking. It could use more markers to locate and publicize this. I only wish that there had been more information available about this site. Overall, it makes you appreciate the sacrifices individuals made to make America -- a feeling that is sometimes lost in the more crowded tourist attractions like Independence Hall.

It is located in Washington Park (see my separate review of the Park), which is quiet and beautiful. Although there are some homeless here, it is not as bad as the other parks, such as the more popular Rittenhouse Park (see my separate review of Rittenhouse Park). I felt comfortable here visiting it alone, but would not visit it after dark due to safety concerns.

Highly Recommend - Opportunity to truly appreciate the sacrifices for liberty.
Written 26 September 2011
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iqgirl
Chicago, IL22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
Although the surrounding park left much to be desired, the memorial itself was beautiful. I just wish the park was in better condition. A nice place to stop and think.
Written 12 September 2011
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DaDancingTraveler
Pittsburgh, PA41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
It was an impressive memorial and I am glad that we stopped by to have a look. The park itself was littered with unassumingly homeless and exercisers.
Written 17 May 2011
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historyz-fan
Texas64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an impressive memorial in a pretty park where many Revolutionary soldiers are buried. This is very near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. A fire burns beneath a statue and a slab with part of Washington's farewell address on it, and several flags fly in front.
Written 12 November 2010
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Erin L
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Thank you for your service, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A quiet contemplation space surrounded by gardens and history.
Written 10 November 2020
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