Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century. Today, many of the former office buildings are being transformed into residences as Washington Square serves as an important gateway to the nearby residential Society Hill neighborhood.
Meet at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in the center of Washington Square (map).
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
$10 Preservation Alliance Member
$12 Student (must show ID)
Free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult
Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). Group size is limited to 20 people; those with tickets get priority. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Tours run rain or shine.