Franklin Square

Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Merecede C.
    "The babies love the carousel!"(7 Tips)
    Kristen S.
    "Philly-themed mini golf with adorable reproductions"(9 Tips)
    John C.
    "Square Burger at Franklin Square"(4 Tips)
    B.J. E.
    "5 original squares William Penn"(2 Tips)
38 Tips and reviews
  • carousel
  • mini golf
  • square burger
  • playground
  • william penn
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  • Antonello L.
    Playground is very nice
  • Ted R.
    Ted RoehmDecember 4, 2016
    Great place to go for Christmas festivities. Photos with santa, light shows and hot cocoa. The winter beer garden looks cool too!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MacLeayNovember 20, 2016
    Great time bringing my kid here. We had just dropped mom off and was looking for a place to relax. Lots of other kids to play with.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 23, 2016
    Not only one of the city’s oldest squares, but a great family destination as well, Franklin Square will entertain your little ones with a game of mini-golf or a ride on Center City’s only carousel.
  • Merecede C.
    Merecede CarsonOctober 12, 2015
    The babies love the carousel!
  • Mii K.
    Mii KiiFebruary 13, 2015
    Don't drink the water.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdNovember 25, 2014
    Their holiday light show is actually pretty cool. Runs every half hour.
  • Tom S.
    Tom ShakelyAugust 27, 2014
    Fantastic, recently recovered park space. There's a subway stop in the park that will eventually reopen, and the park features a memorial to fallen police, firefighters, detectives, etc.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChoiAugust 10, 2014
    one of the only places in philly where you can mini-golf. not a bad 18-hole course either.
  • Micah M.
    Micah MMay 27, 2014
    The mini golf is super fun!
    Philly.comNovember 22, 2013
    From Nov. 14 – Dec. 31, don't miss the The Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle "Holiday Light Show" starting at 4 p.m. daily and running every half hour until 8 p.m. Read more
    ISEPTAPHILLYNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get here and so many places on SEPTA. Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 61 & the MFL stops are your best bets. Read more
  • Kathryn R.
    Kathryn RoseAugust 20, 2013
    Great food fun and sunny day in Philly for family and friendship
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 17, 2013
    Play mini golf at Franklin Square.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 16, 2013
    Play a round of Philly-themed mini golf with adorable reproductions of all of Philadelphia's most famous sites and take a ride on the old-fashioned carousel.
  • John C.
    John ConnorsOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Square Burger at Franklin Square is a great place to go for lunch on a nice day. They make the best burgers & dogs and you can eat at the tables and chairs surrounding the fountain and enjoy the sun
  • Sirron C.
    Sirron CarrectorAugust 26, 2012
    Don't get the vegie burger
  • Michelle
    MichelleJuly 1, 2012
    Near 6th&Race is this awesome new park untouched from the center city madness. Going at night is great because you don't have to rush through mini golf.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 18, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesApril 7, 2012
    Eat the square burger with the organic lemonade.
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's amazing how this park has been revitalized. Great place for a picnic with your babeee.
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SantosJanuary 24, 2012
    ok, we can go, it's close to us
  • Danny M.
    Danny MclennanNovember 7, 2011
    Have a burger at Steven stars square burger @ Franklin square
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 2, 2011
    Tucked behind the National Constitution Center is a little park with big heart. With a playground, carousel, mini golf, fountain & kinetic-motion rides it's perfect for the kiddies or the kid in you.
  • Sabena B.
    Sabena BarioOctober 30, 2011
    Picnic area is great spot 2 have a sandwitch, just remember not to feed any birds/squirrels. If u do.. they will call their friends+1000 others! Lol
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? Formerly known as Northeast Square, the square was renamed in Franklin’s honor in 1825. It is one of the original five squares planned by William Penn. Read more
  • The N Crowd
    The N CrowdJanuary 16, 2011
    During the summer, there are usually large sand sculptures in the park. Get your picture by these awesome sand castles.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 27, 2010
    For a great family day check out Franklin Square. There's mini golf (about $30 for a family of four), a carousel (about $10 for a family of four), a playground, and a fountain to enjoy. Read more
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisSeptember 9, 2010
    Did you know it is one of the 5 original squares William Penn laid down? It's true!
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisAugust 17, 2010
    If it's there, get your picture by the huge sand sculpture.
  • Kathy H.
    Kathy HanrahanAugust 12, 2010
    mini golf and amazing burgers. what more could you ask for??
  • dara lynne
    dara lynneJuly 25, 2010
    Cute little park for kids.
  • LISA
    LISAJuly 11, 2010
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJune 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch up on your history at one of the Once Upon A Nation storytelling benches located throughout the park. Read more
  • Kari
    KariMay 25, 2010
    Order a cake-shake at Square Burger then hop on the Liberty Carousel and ride Smarty Jones! Read more
  • Dan M.
    Dan MackMay 3, 2010
    Ride the dragon-horse, the eagle, and (I guess) that just caught a fish. Also, pretend to be Godzilla on the mini-golf course at the scaled down skyline/boathouse row/Chinatown arch.
  • Mural Arts P.
    Mural Arts ProgramJanuary 13, 2010
    Truly magical -- Philly-centric mini-golf, Starr-burgers, & gorgeous antique carousel.
  • Steve A.
    Steve AyscueSeptember 20, 2009
    Had a great time this afternoon with the family and our friends, the Weag's, at Franklin Square Park in Philly... Miniature golf, merry-go-round, playground, and snack stand owned by famed restaurante
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