When it comes to the history of the United States of America, Philadelphia is one of the most important cities in the nation. As home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this place seriously delivers in puptacular landmarks. And you can add Washington Square to the list! Since your furry friend can’t go inside the city's historic buildings, a stroll through Washington Square lets them experience the celebration of freedom this city is known for.
Washington Square is not your typical park. Located right
in the heart of Philadelphia, it’s only a block away from the Liberty Bell. Of
course it has paved walking paths that your pooch will love to explore. They’ll
also find open lawn space and plenty of shade trees. There are even benches
where you can sit and pawnder. But what makes this park so furrific are the significant
sites that your history loving hound will appreciate.
In the 18th century, the park was a burial ground and pasture. Today, it is home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution. Fittingly, this memorial has a statue of George Washington. It pays tribute to him and the other patriots that died during the Revolutionary War. Be sure to also check out the NASA Moon Tree, or a sycamore tree that sprouted from a seed that orbited the moon. Located in the upper corner of the park, the current tree is a clone that was raised in Morris Arboretum. But it’s just as puptacular, so don’t let your pup leave their mark!
Help make sure that future generations of pets and their
parents can enjoy this amazing space. Bring some clean up bags and promptly
pick up after your pup. Also, your pal wouldn’t mind if you carried some water, and a couple biscuits for them. No bones about it, your patriotic pup will pawsitively
love this park!