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Franklin Square

Carousel rides, mini-golf, burgers and more...

The restored Franklin Square, one of William Penn’s original city squares, boasts playgrounds, a carousel, miniature golf and a snack bar. Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

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Franklin Square , one of five public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for Philadelphia, offers a refreshing, urban green space with a ton of awesome activities within its eight-acre grounds.

Originally named “North East Publick Square,” the park was renamed in honor of Benjamin Franklin in 1825.

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