The History of the Parx Liberty Carousel in Franklin Square
A ride on the Parx Liberty Carousel is really a ride through a rich but relatively unknown part of Philadelphia’s past.
Two horses make up just some of the characters you can ride on the Franklin Square carousel
Future Projects Coming to Franklin Square
There’s lots more on our agenda that will keep Franklin Square one of the crown jewels of Old City, Chinatown and Philadelphia’s historic district.
The Franklin Square fountain during the daytime with flowers blooming in the foreground
Stewards of Franklin Square
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. oversees a comprehensive strategic plan to make the park a recreational resource for the community and maintain it as a heritage site.
A wide angle view of the Franklin Square park fountain with a sign in the foreground that says
Franklin Square’s Community Connections
Creating a welcoming, open space where diverse communities can gather has been an essential part of the Franklin Square mission.
A boy putts a ball on a hole at Franklin Square Philly Mini Golf, with replicas of Philadelphia landmarks
History of Franklin Square
Throughout the centuries, the park has been used for a wide - and colorful - variety of different purposes.
Historic illustration of the Franklin Square fountain when it was originally installed
The Rendell Family Fountain at Franklin Square
As the centerpiece of Franklin Square, the Rendell Family Fountain has become the place for guests to meet up at the park.
Governor Ed Rendell and family at the dedication ceremony for the Rendell Family Fountain at Franklin Square
Fall Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
See what fall fun is in store for 2023!
Winter Happenings in Historic Philadelphia
Celebrate the Ho-Ho-Holidays in Historic Philadelphia!