Rittenhouse Square

Plaza, Park
210 W Rittenhouse Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19103



  • best place in the city to see the wealthiest and the poorest divided only by wooden bench dividers.
  • Find the tree wearing a sweater
  • Give a shine to the head, horns, and spine of Albert Laessles Billy, a two-foot-high bronze billy goat in a small plaza halfway down the southwest walk.
  • Take pictures of strange people.
  • All sorts of people, go up and introduce yourself!
  • The area is a fun place to walk around, window shop, stop for coffee or just sit in the park on a bench and read. - Nikki
  • Wonderful park.
  • Great park to people watch and relax.
  • Sometimes you can see hipsters playing the actual game of foursquare!
  • One of the five original open-space parks in the city. Grab a bench and people-watch in this bustling square, then head to one of the surrounding sidewalk cafes for lunch.
  • One of five original open-space parks planned by William Penn, this one is named after 18th-Century astronomer David Rittenhouse. It's now one of the most expensive areas to live in the city.
  • Head over to Federal Donuts and grab a few sweet snacks while you picnic in the park.
  • pet the goat
  • Walnut Street near Rittenhouse Square is a Philly Fashionista's stomping ground. Take a stroll through the park and hit your favorite boutiques and restaurants along the way.
  • A great place to propose.
  • Did you know 18th St and Walnut was where Billy Ray played by Eddie Murphy was seen legless in the opening scene of Trading Places?
  • Wonderful park and Nice scenery. One of the best things about Center City.
  • The tree no longer has a sweater
  • The best people watching in the city. This place always feels so welcoming and cozy, filled with all kinds of people. Bring a book, some food, or just yourself. You can always find a seat.
  • Talk to a wealthy old man long enough and he could give you money and/or show you his sex toy collection!

Nearby places

227 S 18th St (at Locust St)
1805 Walnut St (btwn 18th and 19th)
130 S 19th St (btwn Sansom & Walnut St)