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

Independence Day Family Fun

Saturday - Monday, July 4 - 6, Noon - 3 pm

Commemorate America's 239th birthday just steps from Independence Mall with rounds of Philly Mini Golf, rides around the Parx Liberty Carousel, and the return of the Lightning Bolt Express Train!

Twilight Yoga

Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Boost your wellness and melt away stress at this Vinyasa Yoga class presented by Pop Up Yoga Philly. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat. Reservations requested. Tickets: $15

The Lego Movie - Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday, July 18, 7 - 11 pm

"Everything is awesome" at Franklin Square for a special FREE screening of the hit film The Lego Movie! Bring your blankets and chairs and view this larger-than-life movie on the big outdoor screen.

Movie admission is free. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.

Red, White, & Blue Festivus

Thursday, July 23, 4 - 10 pm

Celebrate all things red, white, and blue with the return of food trucks and Franklin Square's outdoor beer garden presented by Frankford Hall.

Admission is free. Tickets required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel. Food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors.

Franklin Square's 9th Birthday Celebration

Friday, July 31, 11 am

Wish Franklin Square a very happy 9th birthday with cake cut by Ben Franklin and SquareBurger Cake Shakes!

Sunday in the Square with Kathy

Sunday, August 30, Noon - 3 pm

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Group Information

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Plan your group trip to Historic Philadelphia with unique experiences from the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, Lights of Liberty, and Once Upon A Nation! From interactive Storytelling tours and Philadelphia-themed mini golf to performances by historic reenactors and dazzling 360 shows, it's all listed right here!

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