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Logan Circle

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Logan Circle is a historic park in Philadelphia that was one of the first parks to be designed in the city by William Penn. Also known as Logan Square, it is the heart of the Logan Square neighborhood, which is home to sites such as the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and numerous cultural institutions. Its most famous feature is the impressive Swann Memorial Fountain, which was designed by artist Alexander Stirling Calder. Whether you visit to see the fountain or explore the neighborhood, Logan Circle is a must-see Philadelphia attraction.

Things to Do

  • View the Swann Memorial Fountain, a beautiful sculpture which features Native American figures and animals such as a swan, frogs, and turtles that spout water.
  • Cool off in the scorching Philadelphia heat by splashing and swimming in the fountain in the summertime, which is a favorite local tradition.
  • Stop by the nearby Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, a beautiful church constructed in the mid-1800s, in order to admire its impressive architecture.

Logan Circle Insider Tips

  • Check out the nearby Philadelphia Museum of Art, the third-largest art museum in the United States, which offers free admission for children 12 and under.
  • Visit the Rodin Museum, another impressive art museum in the neighborhood which contains sculptural masterpieces that will fascinate visitors of all ages.
  • Make sure to bring along a camera so that you can take photos of the fountain with the Philadelphia skyline in the background.

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