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Washington Square – One of William Penn’s five original squares has served as an animal pasture and as a burial ground—for victims of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic, African-Americans and several thousand soldiers who died during the Revolution. The square is now a popular place for picnicking, reading, playing Frisbee and other leisure activities. It’s also the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, a monument featuring an eternal flame and a statue of George Washington. 6th & Walnut StreetsWashington Square – One of William Penn’s five original squares has served as an animal pasture and as a burial ground—for victims of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic, African-Americans and several thousand soldiers who died during the Revolution. The square is now a popular place for picnicking, reading, playing Frisbee and other leisure activities. It’s also the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, a monument featuring an eternal flame and a statue of George Washington. 6th & Walnut Streets

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