Head to Center City to explore this historic park.
Franklin Square, one of the five public squares that William Penn laid out in his original plan for the city, is now a family-friendly park with an 18-hole Philly-themed miniature golf course; a classic 30-figure carousel; storytelling benches where you can hear tales of Franklin Square's past courtesy of the friendly storytellers of Once Upon a Nation; a picnic area and more. Four herringbone brick walking paths with nighttime lighting lead to the centerpiece of the Square, Franklin Square Fountain, an 1838 marble masterpiece enclosed by elaborate wrought iron. Bring a picnic for lunch, or have a bite from SquareBurger, a food concession opened by local restaurant czar Stephen Starr. Menu highlights include an impressive burger, Hebrew National hot dogs, and the Cake Shake, flavored with Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets.
Please note that select attractions in the park are opened seasonally, so call ahead when planning your visit.