Museum Without Walls

Rittenhouse Square

Park and Plaza
on Walnut St (btwn 18th & 19th), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Hours:
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • Noon–8:00 PM

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO is the Association for Public Art's (formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) award-winning outdoor sculpture interpretive program. A "multi-platform" interactive audio experience - available for free by cell phone, audio download, mob... (See all)

9.6/10

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    Sarah M.
    Chilling on a bench in the moonlight walking from Rouge to LaCroix(4 Tips)
    Joshua T.
    Check out the goat statue on the near the southwest entrance.(3 Tips)
    Ryan F.
    Best park in Philly...bring a blanket and enjoy the people watching(13 Tips)
    NBC Philadelphia
    five original open-space parks planned by William Penn(3 Tips)
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Rittenhouse Square is 1 of the 5 original parks planned by Pennsylvania during the late 17th century. The square includes several of the city's outdoor sculptures like Paul Manship’s Duck Girl of 1911

    The Ritz-Carlton · March 11
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  • Michael K.

    This was the park seen in The Happening opening scenes.

    Michael Knauer II · February 13
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  • Jeremy C.

    If visiting Philly around Xmas or New Years, stop by at nite to check out the holiday lights.

    Jeremy C · December 28, 2014
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  • Angelica D.

    Great to chill, day or night. Any restaurant around the square is great for people watching.

    Angelica Dongallo · October 31, 2014
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  • Chrissy N.

    Gorgeous park! Lots of dogs, and a great location for craft fairs

    Chrissy Nickel · October 15, 2014
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  • Christopher M.

    Finally some rest!

    Christopher Michael · September 9, 2014
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  • Jimmy K.

    Great place for people watching on a nice day. Lots of interesting characters here.

    Jimmy Kastner · September 5, 2014
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  • Jessica

    Lots of homeless people, lots of dogs, and lots of benches.

    Jessica · August 31, 2014
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  • Ryan F.

    Best park in Philly...bring a blanket and enjoy the people watching

    Ryan Flannery · August 26, 2014
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  • Daniel W.

    The best people watching in the city. This place always feels so welcoming and cozy, filled with all kinds of people. Bring a book, some food, or just yourself. You can always find a seat.

    Daniel Wolf · August 7, 2014
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  • PhillyGayCalendar

    The north side of the park is popular for picnickers and there are always a few gays boys enjoying the weather

    PhillyGayCalendar · July 27, 2014
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  • Casey

    Philly's most popular downtown park. A long walk from the venue, but head there after the conference or on the weekend.

    Casey · July 8, 2014
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  • JackMangini Y.

    Ball in the square tonite was very nice and all the proceeds go back into maintaining the park.

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  • blackstarr

    Art show. Not the best time to chill. Overflowing with people. Still nice, though. V.

    blackstarr · June 7, 2014
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  • Victor H.

    Quiet place in the midst of a busy city

    Victor Huang · May 30, 2014
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  • Tom M.

    dogs in the square

    Tom Mapp · May 11, 2014
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  • Jodi S.

    Home of the $100 cheesesteak!!

    Jodi SoXclusive · May 8, 2014
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  • Mark J.

    Great place to people watch in the summer.

    Mark Jansen · February 17, 2014
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  • CollegeFashionista

    Walnut Street near Rittenhouse Square is a Philly Fashionista's stomping ground. Take a stroll through the park and hit your favorite boutiques and restaurants along the way.

    CollegeFashionista · January 14, 2014
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  • İsa A.

    :)) N.D.İA.

    İsa Atalan · December 8, 2013
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  • David

    Old timey swing band on Sundays around lunchtime, with a bunch of swing dancers and Lindy hoppers.

    David · October 27, 2013
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  • estelle c.

    thank you TREES for your shade and bliss!!!!

    estelle carraz-bernabei · September 28, 2013
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  • Sarah W.

    Be careful of the rats ! They are huge!

    Sarah Williams · September 7, 2013
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  • Kelly P.

    Hang around in August to see the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride go by on 18th street.

    Kelly P · August 26, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    Head over to Federal Donuts and grab a few sweet snacks while you picnic in the park.

    Jake Smith · August 19, 2013
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  • Shellie W.

    Talk to a wealthy old man long enough and he could give you money and/or show you his sex toy collection!

    Shellie Wass · August 12, 2013
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  • Vladimir V.

    new to philly looking for friends just moved here from texas 2 weeks ago

    Vladimir Valentine · July 7, 2013
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  • Mary P.

    Beautiful area of town. Lovely landscaping. Some days you may run into the rich and famous.

    Mary Presley · June 26, 2013
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  • elliott b.

    Come at night and watch the massive rats scurry through the park

    elliott b · June 20, 2013
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  • Ed B.

    Rainy day but peaceful & quiet

    Ed Bogucki · May 28, 2013
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  • Catherine D.

    farmers market stands on Saturdays! Cheese, local honey, flowers, and herbs for your herb garden!

    Catherine D · May 25, 2013
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  • Rich K.

    Lots of shady spots to enjoy!

    Rich K. · May 18, 2013
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  • Calvin O.

    Always nice place to chill!!!

    Calvin Ockletree · May 17, 2013
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  • Tom M.

    Flower market May8-9

    Tom Mapp · May 7, 2013
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  • Mackenzie W.

    Bring your acoustic guitar and be the first guy ever to play Stairway to Heaven in this park.

    Mackenzie Walker · May 6, 2013
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  • Donna

    This is THE Nanny hangout!

    Donna · May 6, 2013
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  • Andrew R.

    Make sure to enjoy the outdoor market on Saturdays when they have them. Awesome.

    Andrew Rail · April 22, 2013
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  • Lynne B.

    A little bit of heaven right in the middle of everything!

    Lynne Baran · April 22, 2013
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  • Damon D.

    At the dental bout to get my teeth clean

    Damon Damon · April 17, 2013
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  • James G.

    Sadly it's one if the nicest parks in the city. Great for people watching

    James Gitto · April 8, 2013
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  • Claude W.

    A great place to propose.

    Claude W · March 8, 2013
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  • Brian A.

    Peaceful in the morning (great place to read) and social hub for city goers.

    Brian Anderson · February 17, 2013
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  • Joanne Rongrong J.

    love the benches that lead me to home

    Joanne Rongrong Jiang · February 1, 2013
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  • Brett G.

    Sometimes, late at night, you can see David Rittenhouse arguing with William Penn about placement of benches throughout the park. Nah, just joshin' ya.

    Brett Garwood · January 10, 2013
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  • Tom M.

    Christmas Lights 2012

    Tom Mapp · January 7, 2013
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  • Serg P.

    Nice park in the center of Philla.

    Serg P · December 19, 2012
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  • Ozzie G.

    Meow that's the nicest kiss <3

    Ozzie Garcia · December 6, 2012
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  • Jay M.

    Pet the frog.

    Jay Mulligan · November 9, 2012
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  • Aimee

    some suspicious "smoking" going down.

    Aimee · October 21, 2012
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  • Nicolás F.

    Si... Los turistas somos los únicos que andamos como idiotas sacándoles fotos a las ardillas. Aquí con como las palomas...

    Nicolás Fuenzalida Plaza · October 16, 2012
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