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Commemorate the Square’s 8th birthday with cake, cut by Ben Franklin himself. FREE.
Fun family entertainment and a beautiful park are just steps away from the Liberty Bell, in one of William Penn’s original five squares, and the only one dedicated to fun. Award-winning Franklin Square is a family-friendly play place located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, featuring Philly Mini Golf, a renovated vintage marble fountain, playgrounds, the Parx Liberty Carousel, and the acclaimed SquareBurger, with offerings from STARR Restaurants. After a day of experiencing the treasures of Philadelphia’s history, putt through some of the city’s most famous icons, take a ride on hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex or Smarty Jones aboard the carousel, enjoy a rest next to the refreshing fountain, and dine on the finest burgers and shakes in town. All summer long, enjoy stories about our nation’s history from the Once Upon A Nation storyteller. Awarded Best of Philly® two times by Philadelphia Magazine and one of the Five Coolest Playgrounds in the United States by Yahoo!
Franklin Square: 6th & Race Streets. Franklin Square opens daily, 7 days a week, at 10 am. SquareBurger is open 7 days a week through October 31, opening at 11:30 am Mondays - Thursdays, 11 am on Fridays - Sundays. Closing hours vary by season. All hours are weather permitting.