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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Though amidst a number of other historical sites, the tomb is one of a kind. It's the only memorial to the unknown heroes of the American Revolution.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“eternal flame” (19 reviews)
“nice memorial” (4 reviews)
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Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a park (Washington Square) just south of Independence Hall. I visited just after Veterans Day 2017, and someone had placed floral wreaths in front of this Revolutionary War veteran's tomb, which was very moving. I'd just been reading the Federalist Papers, which...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in Philadelphia's Old Town, this square is nestled in the park with a corner dedicated to George Washington. The flame always on is very special and meaningful.

1  Thank salvatorecandiano
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The first time I walked across hallowed ground was in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia, where imbedded bronze footprints across a large grassy field commemorated those who were buried there after the harrowing experience of transportation from England in the 19th century. I wanted to see...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was with a bus tour; we found this very interesting. Had a good tour guide giving us the history of those there.

Thank Betty G
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution is a hidden treasure in Philadelphia. Guarded by a statue of George Washington and illuminated by an eternal flame, this monument is dedicated to the soldiers of the Revolution who never came home. Washington Square...More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have to admit that for years I didn't realize this monument was in Washington Square, despite walking by so many times, until someone actually pointed out what it was to me. It's so close to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and all the crowds...More

1  Thank Hampsteader
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a must see in my opinion........I must shamefully say that I had no idea this monument existed, let alone existed in Philadelphia. This is monument pays respect to the many unknowns who perished in the American Revolution. The memorial is also fitting with...More

1  Thank tswolfe65
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nice Monument in the Park at Washingon Square. you don't feel rushed here as the pace is slow. Good for Selfie and history buffs

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Between Independence Hall and constitution Center, add Washington Sguare Park and this memorial to your Liberty Bell visit. Nearby, it is a peaceful respite and an opportunity to par your respects to those who lost lives creating our country. The Memorial itslf is a finely...More

Thank reelwise
Reviewed 20 July 2017

As long as you've come all this way to see all the history Philadelphia has, make a quick stop here to check out the park! It's well cared for and very pleasant. This is where they buried all the unknown soldiers from both sides who...More

Thank Goophygirl
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