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Around Washington Square

  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 7th & Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19106 (map)

Architectural Walking Tour: Around Washington Square

Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century. Today, many of the former office buildings are being transformed into residences as Washington Square serves as an important gateway to the nearby residential Society Hill neighborhood.

Time: 2:00pm

Date: Saturday, May 5th

Event Start: Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, center of Washington Square, 7th & Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

Host Organization: Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, seniors, and children.