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 Holiday Festival

November 12 - December 31, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. From November 12 - December 31, dazzle in the more than 50,000 lights as they shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square in alternating shows every 30 minutes (4:30 - 8 pm) during the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show; warm up with comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben's Bites & Brews; and shop for special holiday gifts at the Holiday Market.

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We sing. We toast. We drink! Cheers to the spirits of '76 on this Colonial pub crawl. Join us for a Thursday evening romp through Historic Philadelphia with appetizers and drinks!

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Liberty 360 in the PECO Theater

Experience a 360-degree 3D journey through the symbols of our nation’s freedom.

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Group Information

Group Activities, Tours, and Unique Experiences

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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