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washington square park

Washington Square(Center City)

210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Penn's Landing Park

Penn’s Landing Park(Center City)

106 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Bartram’s Garden(West Philly)

Bartram's Garden, Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

A National Historic Landmark where you relax, tour, explore, and learn at!

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Centennial Arboretum(West Fairmount Park)

Centennial Arboretum, Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Centennial Arboretum contains specimen trees and shrubs from Asia, Europe, and North America. Many were planted in 1876 for the American Centennial Exposition. Nearby is the traditional-style Shofuso Japanese House and Garden brought to Philadelphia in 1957.

Glen Foerd on the Delaware(Cultural Institutions)

Glen Foerd On the Delaware, Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Glen Foerd on the Delaware is the last remaining Delaware River estate open to the public in the City of Philadelphia. This beautiful Italianate mansion is a must-see for visitors to the Delaware riverfront. The mansion is located on 19 acres of acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds affording wonderful scenic views of the Delaware River. The grounds are currently undergoing a restoration to return them to the original design of noted landscape architects James Bush-Brown and Thomas Sears.

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Concourse Lake(West Fairmount Park)

Concourse Lake is a stormwater reservoir in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. The lake is part of the Park’s Centennial District, the 236 acres where ten million people celebrated the nation’s hundredth anniversary in 1876.

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East Park Canoe House(East Fairmount Park)

Built in 1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places featuring a Spanish Mission Revival style of architecture. Restoration of this historic canoe house was completed in 2017 and now houses Temple University's crew teams.

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Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion(East Fairmount Park)

Designed in 1905 by Horace Trumbauer, the Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion was constructed on the site of a simple band platform. The Park’s elaborate trolley system and the opening of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge in 1897 boosted the popularity of many park sites—including this former Music Pavilion.

Belmont Pumping Station(West Fairmount Park)

The original Belmont Pumping Station was built in 1869. It contained steam engines and pumps that provided river water to West Philadelphia.

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Catholic Total Abstinence Fountain(West Fairmount Park)

Built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition as an ornamental fountain and drinking fountain, the name refers to a total abstinence from alcohol.

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