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Logan Circle, Philadelphia

Logan Circle - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Logan Circle
Benjamin Franklin Parkway & 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Map
+1 800 537 7676
Neighborhood: Art Museum

Logan Circle features some of the most exquisite flower beds in Philadelphia. Swann Memorial Fountain is a spectacular feature of this circle. In summer, children play in the fountain while adults take a break on the benches. Northwest Square was one of Penn's original city squares and was once used as a burial ground. The last public execution was held in this square in 1823 and two years later, it was renamed for James Logan. In the 1840s, it became illegal for livestock or wagons to enter this area. Hillocks were eventually leveled and graves were moved to other locations. When the Parkway was built in 1925, the fountain was added and Logan Square became Logan Circle.

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Logan Circle General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors, Festivals & Fairs, Festivals & Fairs
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