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Franklin Square Hop-A-Long Trail

Saturday, April 20, 11 am – 2 pm

Children will receive carrot cards, an Easter egg box, and a map to navigate Franklin Square in search of giant spring tulips. At each stop, they will give their numbered carrot card to receive Easter eggs. FREE. Quantities are limited, while supplies last. This activity is designed for a family unit, group participation is not allowed. Each child may do this event only once. For children 10 years of age or younger.

Free activities are available while supplies last.

2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The 2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square May 1 – June 30.

Discover 29 all-new lantern displays illuminated by 20,000 LED lights, breathtaking performances, and interactive experiences.

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An Evening in Franklin Square

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm

Celebrate another year of the true Philadelphia treasure, Franklin Square!

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Franklin Square Fountain Show

Franklin Square’s historic fountain is about to make history again! A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019.

Pardon our appearance while we work to make more magic and memories in Franklin Square. The fence will be surrounding the fountain through April 30, 2019.

Click here to learn more about the exciting fountain show coming in 2019





Meet the lady of Stars and Stripes herself and enjoy historic house tours of The Betsy Ross House!

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Hear Betsy's Story With An Audio Tour!

Enhance your tour with audio guides, featuring the voice of Betsy Ross in versions for both children and adults.

Learn more about audio tours at The Betsy Ross House



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