Family Activities:

Franklin Square


Franklin Square

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, 19102, PA

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in Philadelphia, head to Franklin Square. As one of the five original squares within the city, Franklin Square is home to a historic fountain, first built in 1838 and recently restored in 2006. The square is also home to the Living Flame Memorial, which was placed there to commemorate Philadelphia’s everyday heroes. After making wishes on pennies in the fountain, enjoy a ride on the carousel or a round of mini golf! There is also a playground for little ones to climb and explore. Parents can sit and relax while the kids play before journeying on to the next sight in center city.

Carousel rides cost $3 per person and children under 2 ride for free. Mini golf is $9 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under and infants and toddlers are free. The playground area is free. When playtime is over and everyone’s stomachs are rumbling, grab a bite at SquareBurger.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Visit at Christmas time

by AngelaC321

Franklin Sqauare is a nice little city park. Our favorite time to visit is at Christmas time when the park and the fountain are decorated with lights. The lights play in sync with Christmas music...
Nice break for little ones

by wahoowa1213

This was our starting point for a Philadelphia scavenger hunt. If you are touring Old Town Philly with little kids, this is a good place for them to blow off some steam. A small mini-golf…