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Franklin Square

200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1023
+1 215-629-4026
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Fantastic Park to Play or Relax

It was a beautiful day and the carousel ride and miniature golf was great fun! Long lines at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
happytraveler552
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Bradenton, Florida
A place to relax

A nice place to come on a Sunday or any holiday and just relax. Lots of areas for young kids to run... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
KaranPais
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Mangalore, India
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Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. The centerpiece is a fountain built in 1838 and fully restored in 2006. There's a carousel, mini golf and playground to entertain the young and the young at heart.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1023
City Center East
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"chinese lantern festival"
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"mini golf course"
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"square burger"
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"philadelphia landmarks"
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"small train"
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"awesome park"
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"light show"
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"older kids"
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"beer garden"
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"street parking"
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"all ages"
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"entrance fee"
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"center city"
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"old city"
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"carousel"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a beautiful day and the carousel ride and miniature golf was great fun! Long lines at the snack bar, but plenty of water fountains if the kids are thirsty and you just want to move on. A great fun break from the walking...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A nice place to come on a Sunday or any holiday and just relax. Lots of areas for young kids to run around, while the adults can relax with a chilled beer or 2

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Tonight, 11.9.2017, we ordered two hot dogs with cheese and chili. After waiting 10 minutes for our order (hot dogs!), we were handed two hot dogs with a slight coloring of Cheese Whiz and about a teaspoon of chili on each. Okay, NOT what we...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Tickets for adults were $17, a bit pricey for a ticket that only came with a walk through the square and views of the Chinese lanterns during the May-June showing of the Chinese lantern festival. With children, it probably would have been more fun but...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place where people who live in Philadelphia bring their family and friends. Plenty to do and the mini golf is just delightful! My sister won by 2 strokes and I like to win so I plan on playing multiple rounds of mini...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The playgrounds area for kids is really nice! Under large trees, with a lot of swings and two sections for differents ages. There s also a small fence all around that make our kids more secure and parents more comfortable! There's a small restaurant with...More

Thank Andree-anne F
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Franklin Square can simply be a walk in the Park amidst the city buzz or play a game of miniature golf or take a ride on the beautiful cariousel and be transported to childhood. Have a quick bite at Stephen Starr's Square Burger and relax...More

Thank DSpa0514
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

A fun inexpensive Mini Golf course. Well maintained and not too crowded in the early evening when we visited. One challenging hole!! Kudos to the very friendly young man in the kiosk who gave us some excellent Philly tourist tips.

Thank ChelseaNicola
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Actuslly, it is 7 acres of fun. Mini golf, carousel, play area for kids, and the fountain in the middle of it all. A nice place to walk and relax. And if you are hungry, there is a burger hut to fill you up.

Thank William O
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The park contains a mini golf, picnic areas, space to ramble and amble, yet right near some excellent restaurants and the Revolutionary War hub of the city. We were most recently there during the Chinese lantern festival - one of several international exhibitions presented for...More

Thank bruce s
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Tish R
12 May 2017|
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Response from krocking123 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely they have benches. Not 100 percent on tables
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Jen O
26 November 2016|
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Response from Bufflord | Reviewed this property |
Get off at Jefferson Station by train. You can walk or catch a cab/uber to Franklin Square. Enjoy! Best place to take kids in the city. Plus, the food is incredible.
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Eric L
11 October 2016|
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Response from Eddie B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any shuttles coming and going. But there are plenty of Uber drivers in Philly; one is always close by.
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