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Eakins Oval

Eakins Oval
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
History, Art, Outdoors
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Eakins Oval

Traffic Circle with Statues and Fountains

Off The Beaten Path

Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Eakins Oval, with its centerpiece equestrian statue of President George Washington, is within a traffic circle just opposite the grand entrance and stairway to the Museum of Art. This small plaza was named after famous Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins (1844-1916). The centerpiece also includes fountains and mythical-like statues with an assortment of wild animal sculptures representing four of the country's major rivers: the Mississippi, Hudson, Delaware, and Potomac.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: 30th Street Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Subway Train
Notes: Bus: 38, Philly Phlash
Parking Availability: Yes
Notes: There is public parking nearby.

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