Museum Without Walls

Rittenhouse Square

Park and Plaza · Rittenhouse Square
on Walnut St (btwn 18th & 19th), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
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    "It's an amazing place to read a book or just relax and people watch."(15 Tips)
    Andrew F.
    "Rittenhouse Square was renamed in 1825 after David Rittenhouse"(3 Tips)
    B.J. E.
    "5 original squares William Penn"(3 Tips)
    Ed B.
    "Rainy day but peaceful & quiet"(9 Tips)
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  • Andrew F.

    This park was planned by Will Penn as one of the 5 original parks in Philly.

    Andrew Furman · 2 weeks ago
  • Andrew F.

    Originally called Southwest Square, Rittenhouse Square was renamed in 1825 after David Rittenhouse, a clockmaker and friend of the US Revolution, as well as an astronomer.

    Andrew Furman · 2 weeks ago
  • Sheri

    Beautiful park

    Sheri · October 25
  • Ricardo S.

    Lovely square in upscale neighborhood.

    Ricardo Seixas · October 9
  • PhillyGayCalendar

    Always a gaggle of gays hanging in the park on the weekends. Usually on the north side

    PhillyGayCalendar · September 3
  • Richard H.

    Wandering at any tim

    Richard Hyland · August 21
  • Conner W.

    A perfect park in a perfect location.

    Conner Watson · August 11
  • drew t.

    A nice spot for a summer stroll.

    drew tarvin · August 8
  • Myer

    Chilling on a summer evening

    Myer · August 5
  • Patrick W.

    Good for a picnic on a nice day or to sit and read a book

    Patrick Ward · August 3
  • Paige C.

    Such a cute park!

    Paige C · August 2
  • Oz L.

    Beautiful square.

    Oz Lubling · July 5
  • Ryan C.

    It is good for the area. People watching is fun but it gets a little shady at night.

    Ryan C · June 15
  • Gillespie G.

    Lively park. Plenty of shade from the sun

  • 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
  • M K.

    This was the park seen in The Happening opening scenes.

    M Knauer · February 13
  • 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
  • Angelica D.

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

    Angelica Dongallo · October 31, 2014
  • Chrissy N.

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

    Chrissy Nickel · October 15, 2014
  • Christopher M.

    Finally some rest!

    Christopher Michael · September 9, 2014
  • Jimmy K.

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

    Jimmy Kastner · September 5, 2014
  • Jessica

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

    Jessica · August 31, 2014
  • Ryan F.

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

    Ryan Flannery · August 26, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • JackMangini Y.

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

  • blackstarr

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

    blackstarr · June 7, 2014
  • Victor H.

    Quiet place in the midst of a busy city

    Victor Huang · May 30, 2014
  • Tom M.

    dogs in the square

    Tom Mapp · May 11, 2014
  • Jodi S.

    Home of the $100 cheesesteak!!

    Jodi SoXclusive · May 8, 2014
  • Mark J.

    Great place to people watch in the summer.

    Mark Jansen · February 17, 2014
  • 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
  • David

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

    David · October 27, 2013
  • estelle c.

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

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

    Be careful of the rats ! They are huge!

    Sarah Williams · September 7, 2013
  • Kelly P.

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

    Kelly P · August 26, 2013
  • Jake S.

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

    Jake Smith · August 19, 2013
  • 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
  • Vladimir V.

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

    Vladimir Valentine · July 7, 2013
  • Mary P.

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

    Mary Presley · June 26, 2013
  • elliott b.

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

    elliott b · June 20, 2013
  • Ed B.

    Rainy day but peaceful & quiet

    Ed Bogucki · May 28, 2013
  • Catherine D.

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

    Catherine Devadanam · May 25, 2013
  • Rich K.

    Lots of shady spots to enjoy!

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

    Always nice place to chill!!!

    Calvin Ockletree · May 17, 2013
  • Tom M.

    Flower market May8-9

    Tom Mapp · May 7, 2013
  • 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
  • Donna

    This is THE Nanny hangout!

    Donna · May 6, 2013
  • 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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