Washington Square is an open-space park in Center City, Philadelphia. It is one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city grid by William Penn’s surveyor in 1682. The Square is now part of Independence National Historical Park. The neighborhood boasts the nation’s oldest hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital which still operates today.
The district is also home to Philadelphia’s Antique Row on Pine Street and Jewelers’ Row on Sansom Street, the country’s first diamond district. Not only is Washington Square rich in American history, but there many things to do around the Square