Franklin Square is one of the five original squares in Philadelphia designed by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Named after Benjamin Franklin, this historic park is a popular local attraction that is known for its beautiful fountain as well as family-friendly features that include a carousel, a miniature golf course, and two playgrounds. It is also the home of SquareBurger, a local burger restaurant that opens each summer to sell delicious burgers and refreshing milkshakes.
Things to Do
- Visit Philly Mini Golf, an 18-hole miniature golf course that features replicas of famous Philadelphia attractions such as the Liberty Bell.
- Go for a spin on the Parx Liberty Carousel, which features racehorses as well as a zebra, a lion, and a dragon! Rides cost just $3 per person.
- Check out the beautiful Franklin Square Fountain, which was built in 1838 and is a popular site to take photos.
- Take your little one to the Franklin Square Playground, where they can swing and climb to their hearts' content.
Franklin Square Insider Tips
- Stop by the SquareBurger restaurant to try one of their famous milkshakes or burgers between March and October.
- Don't miss the Storytelling Benches, family-friendly spots where you can learn about the history of Franklin Square from local storytellers.
- View their calendar to learn about upcoming events such as film screenings, special tours, and festivals.