Franklin Square

Hours, Events & Information

Franklin Square is located at 6th & Race Streets, just across from the National Constitution Center and just blocks from the Betsy Ross House and Historic Philadelphia Center. Hours of operation for the park attractions and SquareBurger are listed below.

Hours & Schedule

  • January: Closed
  • February: Closed
  • March 1-22: Open daily from 10 am - 5 pm
  • March 22 - May 22: Open daily from 10 am - 7 pm
  • May 23 - September 1: 10 am - 9 pm (Sun-Thurs), 10 am - 10 pm (Fri-Sat)
  • September 2-30: 10 am - 7 pm
  • October 1-31: 10 am - 7 pm (Mon-Thurs), 10 am - 9 pm (Fri-Sun)
  • November 1-12: 10 am - 7 pm
  • November 13 - December 31: 10 am - 8 pm (Closed for Thanksigiving Day and Christmas Day)

Franklin Square playground is open daily from 6 am - 9 pm.

Extended Summer Hours (May 23 - September 1)

  • Franklin Square is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Hours of operation are weather permitting and are subject to change without notice. Attractions are subject to availability.

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Fairmount Park Perks Pass

Franklin Square is managed and maintained by Historic Philadelphia, Inc., a non-profit organization.  We are also a proud member of the Fairmount Park Perk Pass. With the Park Perk Pass, Fairmount Park Conservancy Members receive $.50 off the Parx Liberty Carousel. and $1 off Philly Mini Golf when they present their Park Perk Pass. For more information about the Perk Pass, visit Fairmount Park.

Upcoming Events

Franklin Square Reopens for 10th Birthday Season

Date: March 1

Franklin Square reopens for its 10th birthday season with fun family entertainment featuring Philly Mini Golf, the Franklin Square fountain, playgrounds, the Parx Liberty Carousel, and the tasty SquareBurger.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Dates: Friday, April 22 - Sunday, June 12

Times: 6 - 10 pm, nightly

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. has announced the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square will take place in the Square from April 22 to June 12, 2016. The Festival, appearing for the first time in the Northeast United States, is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, a huge Chinese dragon and much more, created using traditional Chinese methods with thousands of LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists, and still be able to play mini-golf, ride the carousel, and enjoy Center City’s best play place during the spring and all year long.

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Group Information

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