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Washington Square, Philadelphia

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Washington Square (originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square) is a 6.4 acres (2.6 ha) open-space park in Center City, Philadelphia, The southeast quadrant and one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. It is part of both the Washington Square West and Society Hill neighborhoods. In 2005, the National Park Service took over ownership and management of Washington Square, through an easement from the City of Philadelphia. It is now part of Independence National Historical Park.
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  • A pretty park and square to stroll around in the sunshine. Plenty of benches to sit on and eat your lunch or just rest up when walking around this fabulous historic city. 
    A pretty park and square to stroll around in the sunshine. Plenty of benches to sit on and eat your lunch or just rest up when walking around this fabulous historic city.  more »
  • Philadelphia's Washington Square Park was originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square and it is 6.4 acres. By the early 18th century the square started being used as a burial ground and the... 
    Philadelphia's Washington Square Park was originally designated in 1682 as Southeast Square and it is 6.4 acres. By the early 18th century the square started being used as a burial ground and the...  more »

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