Franklin Square

Square in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Encircling a statue of Sir John Franklin, Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (aka Tasmania) from 1837–43, Franklin Sq is one of central Hobart's main public spaces (along with the Elizabeth St Mall). Sit on the grass, munch some lunch, wait for a bus, push some giant chess pieces around, or turn up on Friday night during summer for the Street Eats @ Franko food market.