Franklin Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682. It is located in the Center City area, between North 6th and 7th Streets, and between Race Street and the Vine Street Expressway.
William Penn included this piece of green space in his original city plan as one of five squares, although the park was slow to develop because it was a marshy land. Originally, the park was a place for settlers to meditate and set a virtuous behavior to set a proper example. The Park was supposed to be landscaped to have settlers understand the value of nature.
May 22 - September 7: Daily: 10 am - 9 pm (- 10 pm on Fri & Sat)
Sept 8 - 30: Daily: 10 am - 7 pm
Oct 1 - 31: Daily: 10 am - 7 pm (- 9 pm on Fri & Sun)
Nov 1 - 11: Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
Nov 12 - Dec 31: Daily: 10 am - 8 pm
Nov 26, Dec 25: closed
SquareBurger: open daily but the hours are season-dependent
Franklin Square Giftshop: Sat – Sun: noon – 5 p.m.
Hours of operation are weather permitting and are subject to change without notice.
Carousel: $3 per person, children under 2: free (Children under 42'' must be accompanied by an adult.)
Philly Mini Golf: Adults: $9, Children (2-12): $7; Children (0-1): free
Official website http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/what-to-see/
Phone +1 215 629 4026
Address 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Coordinates 39°57'20.835" N -75°9'1.31" E