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Franklin Square

Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
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Great for kids

This square is one of the original five set up by William Penn. It is directly west of the Ben... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Chinese Lantern Festival - Unique lighting exhibit to see!

After driving by Franklin Square a number of times, I kept wondering what all of the lights inside... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1023
City Centre East
+1 215-629-4026
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a gem that is tucked away in Olde City. Lovely park with great green space, a huge carousel, miniature golf and a beautiful fountain will delight any visitor to Franklin Square. Just minutes from all of the historic sites, including the Liberty Bell...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had a little stop over at this park and it was lovely. The fountain is so pretty and such a hidden gem in philly!

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This square is one of the original five set up by William Penn. It is directly west of the Ben Franklin Bridge and located close to the Chinatown section of the city. It is bordered by Race and Vine Streets. The park has something for...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Franklin Square is a cute park but the mini golf course is in bad shape...every hole needs to have the carpet replaced. Some holes have cute themes but others were boring.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

After driving by Franklin Square a number of times, I kept wondering what all of the lights inside were. Cue Chinese Lantern Festival. We lucked up when walking in to buy tickets, a couple existing the festival sold us their tickets for half the price...More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is a lovely spot of green in the sea of buildings, near Independence and Liberty Bell. There are a lot of trees for shade, plenty of benches and tables, plus vendors - making it a great place to stop and take a break from...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My son and I went to Franklin Square to play mini-golf. The weather was gorgeous and we had a lovely visit playing mini golf and sitting around the fountain afterward. We were there on a Friday afternoon and there were plenty of places to sit...More

Thank Eva A
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Did on a Tuesday night. Okay, but over-priced for no more than it was. Could not see or hear the performers well from the back of the crowd. Alleged parking discount at Independence Mall garage was not available at the garage check-out kiosks. Would not...More

Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I was here with my friends for the Chinese Lantern Festival. Cute little park with visually pleasing LED installations. I was expecting it to be a large area but it wasnt. Queue for restrooms was looooooong. Only thing missing was music. Overall, we enjoyed and...More

Thank Maryflora S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Franklin Square has really brought a lot of life to this part of town. There is a free playground. You have to pay for the merry-go-round and the Philadelphia themed minigolf course. The prices are what these attractions normally charge. There are restrooms, a place...More

Thank Connie M
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17 September 2018|
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Response from PhillyMarie11 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to Google the site and they are open during November. Their hours change in March, but it seems they are open from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Tish R
12 May 2017|
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Response from krocking123 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely they have benches. Not 100 percent on tables
Jen O
26 November 2016|
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Response from Bufflord | Reviewed this property |
Get off at Jefferson Station by train. You can walk or catch a cab/uber to Franklin Square. Enjoy! Best place to take kids in the city. Plus, the food is incredible.
Eric L
11 October 2016|
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Response from Eddie B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any shuttles coming and going. But there are plenty of Uber drivers in Philly; one is always close by.