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Franklin Square

Franklin Square

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Franklin Square

200 N. Sixth St.

215-629-4026

www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square

Hours:  Summer (May 24-September 2): Su.-Th. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; September 3-30: Daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; October: M-Th. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., F-Su. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; November: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price:  Carousel: $2.50 per ride; Mini golf: Adults $9, Children (3-12) $7, Children (2 and under) Free

Type:  Monuments & Historic Sites

Franklin Square is one of the original five squares planned by Philadelphia founder William Penn. Based on its location, this 7.5-acre park was first called North East Public Square. In 1825 it was renamed for “founding father” Benjamin Franklin. Today it’s a must-visit for anyone traveling with children. The square is home to the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, a nod to the city’s turn-of-the-century heritage as the world’s carousel-making capital. Famous Philadelphia racehorses adorn the merry-go-round, such as Kentucky Derby-winner Smarty Jones. There’s also a Philadelphia-themed, 18-hole mini golf course where you can putt through familiar city sites like the Liberty Bell. Relax near one of the city’s oldest fountains, a 19th-century survivor, and get a bite at SquareBurger, serving burgers, fries, shakes and sundaes. Insiders order the “Cake Shake” —vanilla ice cream blended with caramel sauce and Tastykake butterscotch sponge cake.

39.955156
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Franklin Square
200 N. Sixth St.
Philadelphia
19106
215-629-4026

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