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This park contains an 18th-century burial site for the African-American community, and its ghost, a Quaker woman named Leah, is said to protect the site’s thousands of graves.

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    Washington Square
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States

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    39.94704684079088, -75.15233609615632
    Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
    Philadelphia, PA (0.7 mi.)
    Camden, NJ (2.3 mi.)
    Wood-Lynne, NJ (3.6 mi.)
    Gloucester City, NJ (4.3 mi.)
    Tioga, PA (4.4 mi.)
    Merchantville, NJ (4.5 mi.)
    Collingswood, NJ (4.7 mi.)
    Oaklyn, NJ (4.8 mi.)
    Audubon Park, NJ (4.9 mi.)
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    1. Christine Miller  |  

      All I can say is that, as a child, I often played in Washington Square, but I never saw any ghosts–even though I’ll admit to having felt a tad bit strange knowing that there were graves beneath me!

    2. I was here this morning And I was messing around with my family members when’s I felt a tap on my shoulder… I asked them if they touched me but they all swore they didnt. As I wass telling the what happened my neck started to hurt like a pinch. I’ve been spooked all day and I don’t know if I can sleep…

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