A leafy retreat with tree-shaded benches, located steps from Independence Hall
Washington square is a key part of the city’s civic architecture, Penn established five squares, including Washington Square, as public green spaces.
You can stroll its tree-lined pathways, observe the clone of Philadelphia’s only Moon Tree and stopping to recognize the memorial to the unknown soldiers of the American Revolution.
Only a block from Independence Hall, the green and lively Washington Square attracts those who want a respite from the city action, families, pets, sunbathers and history buffs.
Southeast Square, renamed for George Washington in 1825, served as a burial ground and pasture in the 18th century. In the 19th century the city added trees, walks, benches, lamps, and an ornamental fence. An 1846 guidebook described the Square as "beautiful and fashionable." In the mid-20th century, residents added the memorial to Washington and unknown soldiers of the American Revolution. It remains the Square's centerpiece.
"We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal..." Goods, ideas, and people intermingled in early Philadelphia. In this diverse city, a new republic was born. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside Independence Hall. Nearby sits the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of liberty.
The Liberty Bell bears a timeless message: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof" Go beyond the iconic crack to learn how this State House bell was transformed into an extraordinary symbol. Abolitionists, women's suffrage advocates and Civil Rights leaders took inspiration from the inscription on this bell. Plan your visit to the Liberty Bell Center to allow time to view the exhibits, see the film, and gaze upon the famous cracked bell. No tickets are required and hours vary seasonally.
Talula’s Garden is a celebration of cooking the way it ought to be. A partnership with award-winning restaurateur Aimee Olexy, a true farm-to-table ethos inspires Talula’s unforgettable approach to food, interpretations of traditional Mid-Atlantic cuisine with a light and modern touch. The indoor-outdoor space exudes a cozy, upbeat vibe, with attention to detail that extends from the gorgeous patio to the cheese bar. Lush plants and vegetation throughout remind guests that the land is the source of all things wholesome and delicious.
At Sweet Charlie’s we make ice cream and frozen yogurt the way it should be. Each ice cream or frozen yogurt is made to order on a super, cold surface that is below 20 degrees. Because the surface is so cold, very small ice crystals are formed quickly. These ice crystals create the freshest, healthiest, most delicious end product. Our unique process eliminates the need to add stabilizers, emulsifiers, and preservatives like the other guys. We combine the art of making Thai inspired ice cream rolls with modern American showmanship to create a one of a kind experience for all ages. The best part is… it tastes delicious!
Your personal Washington Square home cleaners.
A different kind of Philadelphia house cleaning
If you’re shopping around for a Washington Square home cleaning service for the first time, you may not be sure what to look for. Inviting someone new into your home requires a great deal of trust, so you’ll want to do your research – but what qualities should you seek out in a home cleaner?
Bedrooms, living rooms & Common spaces
We will dust all accessible surfaces, wipe down all mirrors and glass fixtures, clean all floor surfaces, take out trash and recycling, make beds/change linens, and stack and tidy.
At Homeworks, we offer the kind of home cleaning service you’re seeking. Unlike most of our competitors, we actually prefer not to use career cleaners. Instead, we hire young, energetic, and motivated students and creative types. We think this type of individual brings with them a passion that translates into a higher quality of service. At the same time, we provide cleaning services that cover everything you’d expect from home cleaners in Washington Square, including: