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Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square consists of the neighborhood and public area park that is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and surveyor Thomas Holme during the late 17th century.

exterior view of Club Quarters Hotel, Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Today the elite Rittenhouse Square district is lined with posh apartment buildings, hotels, bars, and trendy restaurants. Hipsters and tourists congregate at local art galleries, spas, and boutiques along Walnut Street.

The block is also home to the Rosenbach Museum and Library, which houses Lewis Carroll's personal copy of "Alice in Wonderland."

The Square hosts popular events throughout the year, including the Rittenhouse Square Spring Festival, which draws thousands of guests and features shopping, dining, and live entertainment.

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square is a non-profit created in 1976 to preserve and sustain the Square's upkeep. The Friends provide funding through special events and private donations.

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