Established in 1895, this 9-acre park is named after the former landowner Clarence H Clark, who was the first president of the First National Bank of Philadelphia. Near the park's Baltimore Ave end is the 1890 statue of Dickens & Little Nell by Francis Edwin Elwell. Public statues of the author are very rare as Dickens' will stipulated that there be no monuments or memorials of him.

A farmers' market is held here every Saturday from 10am to 2pm year-round, and on Thursdays from 2pm until 7pm in the summer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Philadelphia attractions

1. Woodlands

0.41 MILES

This National Historic Landmark is a 54-acre cemetery that was once the country seat of William Hamilton, who hailed from a family of wealthy colonial…

2. Masjid Al-Jamia

0.45 MILES

This mosque is housed in a 1920s Spanish Revival–Moorish building that was originally the Commodore Cinema.

3. Slought Foundation

0.54 MILES

Be prepared for some serious artistic and academic theory at this conceptual art gallery, which supports worthy projects that might not otherwise find a…

4. Institute of Contemporary Art

0.91 MILES

Worth a stop if you're in the area, this place usually hosts two exhibits at a time, from retrospectives to themed group shows. An impressive Virgil Marti…

5. Blanche P Levy Park

0.93 MILES

This green space, ringed by mainly Gothic Revival structures, is dotted with public art including a 1899 bronze of Benjamin Franklin by John Boyle; Split…

7. Arthur Ross Gallery

0.96 MILES

This small visual-arts gallery presents between four and six different shows a year covering a variety of media. On the first Wednesday of each month at…

8. Penn Museum


U Penn's magical museum, the largest of its type in the US, contains archaeological treasures from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Mayan world and more…