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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.
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Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
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Reviewed 1 week ago

through Washington Square. You can't miss this monument to those who gave their lives in order to establish this great nation. A thoughtful stop while in Washington Square.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always find these moving. Worth a stop off to pay your respects. There are thousands buried in the park. Lives lost that remain unknown. Valuable reminder to all. Beautiful park.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I had no idea that this existed in Philadelphia until I walked around with my friends and came to this monument in Washington Square Park. It is a powerful and moving dedication not only to the unknown American Revolutionary War soldier, but to the thousands...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Set in a beautiful park square is this tribute to all who died for our independence in the Revolutionary War. A few unkien facts to the square that surrounds this tomb is worth the walk for sure. On a beautiful day, you can sit out...More

Thank Juliana M
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A very beautiful park, I was surprised to see another tomb of the unknown soldier as we just left Arlington. A great monument who served the country in the past.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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