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Franklin Square

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Address: 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1023
Phone Number:
+1 215-629-4026
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. The...

Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. The centerpiece is a fountain built in 1838 and fully restored in 2006. There's a carousel, mini golf and playground to entertain the young and the young at heart.

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5 Stars Except for Parking

What an amazing little park near the Chinatown section of Philly. There's a carousel ($3 per person), miniature golf course, fountain, and enough space to set up two volleyball... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David L
Wilmington, Delaware
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Sparta, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This month there is a gorgeous exhibit of Chinese dragon lanterns displayed all over the park, very colorful! Kids also enjoyed a round of 18-hole mini golf designed after "The City of Brotherly Love". Parking lots only.

Thank Mary Louise M
Wilmington, Delaware
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing little park near the Chinatown section of Philly. There's a carousel ($3 per person), miniature golf course, fountain, and enough space to set up two volleyball nets and a soccer game. There's actually more space than that, but they're preparing for a Chinese lantern festival that's taking away some space. The gated playground is large enough to... More 

Thank David L
Silver Spring, Maryland
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went on New Years Eve. We just happened to arrive in time for the fireworks display. Fireworks are set off at the Delaware Waterfront, but there is a great view of them from here. Then every half hour there is a light show with lights set to music. We watched the light show while waiting in line for the... More 

Thank NotYourBroom
Faridabad, India
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365 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were walking most of the time in Philadelphia and found this park as a nice place to spend some time to relax and stretch ourselves. Otherwise there is nothing great about this park, which had people from all races/religions - a good thing to see in the US!

Vineland, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Fun activities with a historic theme. Mini golf and fabulous lights. Seasonal activites and easy access to other sites in the area. A great place to take a break in the midst of the city.

Thank MaryAnne S
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348 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

winter summer or fall a good time to drink in the air the so called park and the oter sghts to see bring a picnic lunch and make a day of this outdoor attraction!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

When you approach the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at 5th and Vine Streets in Center City east, near Independence Mall, you will spot a 101 ft., 60 ton stainless steel sculpture pointing up towards the sky but safely secured to the ground with strong steel cables so as to remain steady in fickle weather. How did this sculpture get to Franklin... More 

Thank Elisabeth B
Little York, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A walk around the city would not be complete without a stop at the carousel in Franklin Square. The animals are unique, and the operator is very friendly.

Thank LindaStyersAdams
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I know Franklin Square has had a massive overhaul in recent years from a rundown no-man's land to a lively park space, but, especially at Christmas time, it just doesn't stand up to the other big "Christmas Sights" in the city. I find the displays somewhat "tacky" and overwhelming. We nicknamed the flashing light display around the fountain "the seizure-inducing... More 

Thank Hampsteader
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Now that the holidays are here, there are a plethora more reasons to be in Philadelphia. Franklin Square becomes a magical place illuminated with over 50,000 lights set to the sounds of the Philadelphia Pops. Treats for the eyes, the nose, and the taste buds! Bring the kids or be a kid again! Great for everyone.

Thank Jo-Ann C

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