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Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19102
Cross Street: Race Street
General Information
Franklin Square is one of Philadelphia’s five original squares - and the only one dedicated just to fun! Kids love the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, Philadelphia-themed Mini Golf, two playgrounds, and more

Liberty Carousel - Tickets: $2.50 per person (adult or child), FREE for children under 2 (Guests under 42" tall require a responsible party to accompany them, tickets are required.)

The Carousel provides great fun for young and old, and also tells one of Philadelphia's great heritage stories. Philadelphia was once the carousel-making capital of the world. The three biggest fabricators, Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Dentzel, and D.C. Muller & Bro. were all headquartered in Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Eventually, the exquisite "Philadelphia Style" emerged and dominated the carousel industry, exhibited by large, strong, and realistic figures. Many of the animals that will make up the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel were modeled in that style.

Play Mini Golf - Cost: $8 for Adults (ages 13 & up)- $6 for Children (ages 3-12)(Children must be accompanied by a responsible party.)

Philly Mini Golf

The 18-hole Philadelphia-themed course allows Guests to putt through favorite icons including Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia Museum of Art, LOVE statue, Chinatown Friendship Gate, and on the 18th hole, putt through the crack in the Liberty Bell and land in front of Independence Hall. Plus, holes celebrating Philadelphia Sports teams and Philadelphia Music legends.

Franklin Square Playground

The Playgrounds
It is regarded as one of the best playgrounds in the city featuring two ages appropriate playgrounds under stately trees. Children can swing, twirl, climb and explore. The curious nature of Dr. Franklin was our inspiration in this modern day playground.


Franklin Square Fountain

The Fountain

Built in 1838, after the city council passed a resolution in 1837 calling for a fountain of grand scale. It has served as the centerpiece of the square into the 19th century. It is thought to be the oldest surviving fountain in William Penn's original squares.

In the late 70's the fountain fell into disrepair and ceased operation. In 2006, during the parks restoration great lengths were taken to preserve the fence surrounding the fountain and the stone work in its center, both of which date back to its original construction!


  • Additional Information: The newest addition to Franklin Square has created quite a buzz. At last, a great place for a snack between rounds of golf and rides on the carousel.

    The menu for SquareBurger consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, salad, and a variety of frozen treats and drinks. Brought to you by Starr Restaurants!

  • Story Telling Benches: Located atFranklin Square at 6th & race Streets. For a map to see all the Story Telling Benches Click Here
    Rain location: Inside the Gift Shop

    Patriots, Pirates, Heroes & Spies: Stories from Historic Philadelphia

    Now available in hardcover for $9.95

    Sweet, demure Lydia Darragh was a Quaker, a patriot...and a spy!
    Her story, and the stories of inventors, witches, and a cow, come to vibrant life in
    Patriots, Pirates, Heroes & Spies: Stories from Historic Philadelphia.
    These stories got their start in the popular Once Upon A Nation storytelling program
    launched by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. in 2005.

    Available for purchase at various Historic District locations, including:
    National Constitution Center
    Independence Visitor Center
    Betsy Ross House
    Franklin Square
    PECO Energy Liberty Center

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