- Duration: 1 h.
- Foursquare Page
Washington Square Park is located at the intersection of Waverly Place and the 5th Avenue, which takes its origin from here. The history of the place is rather grim - before the park it was a cemetery and a place for public execution of criminals by hanging. Later on houses were built around it and the centennial of Washington's appointment to the presidency a memorial arch appeared here devoted to this event. For a long time traffic was allowed under the arch. In 1971, the Washington Square finally turned into a park with a large fountain in the center and walking area.
Address: W 4th St, New York
TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews
Hor1964 , Miami, United States, 2015-05-21
A place you must visit. It has the real touch of New York, and you will be able to remember many of the movies you've seen throughout the years, and that used this iconic area to shoot many memorable... read full review
Kathryn R , London, 2015-05-20
They've spent a lot of dosh on doing up this once-dodgy square. But thankfully, they haven't got rid of all the grit. Go to see the chess players, buskers, dogs and dancers. read full review
1911Fan , San Antonio, Texas, 2015-05-20
Fun place, weird people. Musicians galore, entertainment all over the place. Very different people, all walks of life. Food around the park perimeter. read full review