Washington Square, originally known as Congo Square, is one of William Penn's original five city squares. In colonial ... More
Washington Square, originally known as Congo Square, is one of William Penn's original five city squares. In colonial times, Black men and women were brought to this area before they were sold into bondage and transported to their new homes. The square later served as a burial ground for both American and British Revolutionary War soldiers and ironically, white and Black victims of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic were also buried together here. These days it's the location of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Logan Circle features some of the most exquisite flower beds in Philadelphia. Swann Memorial Fountain is a spectacular feature of
this circle. In summer, children play in the fountain while adults take a break on the benches. Northwest Square ...
The only monument dedicated to honor the memories of unknown Revolutionary War soldiers was originally used as a Potter's Field,
where the poor and indigent were buried. Although Philadelphia is not known as a battleground, this section of Washington ...
During the day this park is alive with skateboarders, sunbathers and dog walkers; at night couples stroll on romantic walks.
The natural sanctuary of lovely trees and green grass is surrounded by one of the city's most upscale eating, ...