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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
City Centre East
+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did have some difficulty finding it but once we did we thoroughly enjoyed it. They had many interactive exhibits and lots to see. We also enjoyed looking at his printing office. While we were there a ranger showed us his they printed documents. Very...More

Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Franklin Court is that part of the larger Franklin complex that has concrete pillars outlining what the main Franklin house might have looked like. Fortunately, his tenant house still remains which gives clues to how the main Franklin House looked. We should remember that being...More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The museum is great but be sure to visit the press room, Franklin's tenant house and the real working post office. Pay for the postage and they will cancel anything you want with Franklin's signature. You can also bring your own postcards. You can also...More

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Almost right across from Carpenters' Hall, this little area is devoted to Benjamin Franklin. There is a little museum which costs $5 and will not take your National Parks Pass because it is run by a private agency. There is the skeleton of Franklin's original...More

Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed 19 March 2018

More history. The court had some Franklin information easily read as you walked by on a walking tour. A quick look as you go buy, some artifacts and foundation under glass below the court area.

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The best thing about this complex is the free demonstration of a printing press. Set inside the original post office building, you can watch the entire process, which is impressive for the manual labor involved. You can also admire the book binding gadgets and the...More

1  Thank ReneeSilvus
Reviewed 21 August 2017

My mom, two sisters and I went to visit Franklin Court. My mother loves all things Ben Franklin. The house remains are interesting. I had seen them 20+ years ago and it's nice to have the frame structure and photos of what piece of the...More

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This structure and historical artifacts are free for the public to view. It is definitely worth a quick stop in to learn a little bit more about Ben Franklin and where he lived.

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across this when looking for a post office- so glad I did. Historic and interesting. I went quite late in the afternoon so it was really peaceful and I could look around at my leisure.

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It's makes me very sad that Ben Franklin's family tore the original houses down but it's very cool to see the skeletal structures. It's worth a stop.

1  Thank Rene' S
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