Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Freedom is a Light
For Which Many Men Have Died in Darkness
“The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings and success.” —Washington’s farewell address Sept. 17, 1796
Erected 1954 by Fairmount Park Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
Location. 39° 56.826′ N, 75° 9.163′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut and 7th Streets. Monument is in Washington Square Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ayer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Bible Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Bible in English (about 300 feet away); Tom Foglietta (about 300 feet away); Sorrow and Joy (about 300 feet away); Linked in Memory (about 300 feet away); Congregation of the Dead (about 300 feet away); Penn's Plan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
More about this marker. This monument is also known as the George Washington Sculpture and the Revolutionary War Memorial.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Washington Square markers.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on May 15, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 6, 7. submitted on May 15, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.