One of the original squares from William Penn's town plan, this public space (named in honor of James Logan an 18th-century major) is centered on the Alexander Stirling Calder–designed Swann Memorial Fountain, with its large frogs and turtles eternally spouting water.

On the square's west side is Aviator Park, marked by the Aero Memorial and the All Wars Memorial, while on the east side is Sister Cities Park with a kids' play area, cafe and visitor center.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Logan Square & Fairmount attractions

1. Academy of Natural Sciences

0.06 MILES

You'll find plenty of kid-pleasing exhibits at the country's oldest natural-history museum, including a hot and humid butterfly room with live specimens,…

3. Parkway Central Library

0.11 MILES

Worth visiting for its splendid architecture, this main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia has free tours at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday…

4. Franklin Institute

0.14 MILES

You could easily spend the better part of the day touring this world-class science museum. As well as being the venue for temporary blockbuster science…

6. Barnes Foundation


Since 2012, Dr Albert C Barnes' eye-popping collection of artworks – predominantly focused on French masterpieces from the late 19th and early 20th…

7. Comcast Center

0.25 MILES

This glass-clad 58-story tower is one of the tallest 'green' buildings in the US. It's 140ft-tall atrium lobby is the location of Humanity in Motion, a…

8. Rodin Museum

0.34 MILES

This is the only institution outside of Paris dedicated to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The superb collection is based on works amassed by Jules E…