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Statue of Benjamin Franklin: Tours & Tickets

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America's first portrait statue portrays a half-smiling, half-serious Franklin. Next to the statue is a marker for the site of the first public school in the United States, where Franklin -- among other luminaries -- was a student.
School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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I wouldn't come all the way to see this statue but come to the area and you'll see the Old City Hall and Omni Parker House.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 6 days ago

Find the son of Boston here in front of Old City Hall and just about in the midst of the first Boston burial ground circa 1630. It is adjacent to the King's Chapel. This was the very first statue of a person ever erected In...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The statue is located in front of the First Public School site. A mosaic and a statue of former student Benjamin Franklin currently marks the location of the original schoolhouse.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pkh_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rested here and took lots of pictures. There is a democratic donkey across the courtyard with a republican footprint standing in the way of the donkey moving. Great picture opportunities.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 879beths
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

This statue of one of Boston’s most famous native sons is impressive and fitting, with scenes from Franklin’s life depicted in metal bas reliefs around the pedestal. It is also easy to visit this statue as it is located along the Freedom Trail amidst numerous...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 13 June 2019

I just love taking photos of statues and reading/hearing all about the statue and the person. The Boston statues do not disappoint. Worth visiting them all if you have the time.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

The statue of Benjamin Franklin is located on the Freedom Trail (School Street) by the old City Hall and Ruth Chris. It takes a few minutes to enjoy and photograph this memorial of Benjamin Franklin. Here is a little history of the Benjamin Franklin Statue:...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Another great statue along the freedom trail. You can find Benjamin Franklin at the old Latin school monument. Well deserved, and perfect spot,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed 26 November 2018

As you walk along the Freedom Trail, just past the King's Chapel, you will see the statue of Benjamin Franklin on the same side of the street. Very beautiful sculpture and worth the stop to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 28 September 2018

There is only one statue. It is in a courtyard on the freedom trail. If you do not look then you will miss it. The reliefs are well defined. The statue is well kept. If you look closely, the artistic ability of the person who...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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