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Franklin Court

314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
+1 215-597-8974
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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
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  • Poor2%
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314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
City Center East
+1 215-597-8974
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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

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.

Thank Lisa_WLG
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
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My family and I visited Franklin Court as part of a self-guided tour of historic Philadelphia. It was my 10-yr-old daughter's idea, having heard about it from school while learning about Revolutionary America, especially about Franklin's Print Shop and the Post Office. We stopped by...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was a great part of our tour. Benjamin Franklin's house once stood here. There's still a working post office, print press and a Mussium there. The area is a nice place to stop for a bit as its not as crowded as other sites.

1  Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The ghost house is basically an outline of the house; since they don't know what it looked like the NPS won't rebuild it because the don't mess around and truth is what it is all about. The underground museum isn't an artifacts depot as much...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tucked behind buildings this is a great place to stop. Views into the digs with artifacts. A rough idea of the size of his house.

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I had visited Franklin Court on 3/24/17 with a school field trip with my daughter and her entire 8th grade class. We were guided on a walking tour with a stop here at Franklin Court to discuss Ben Franklin. There were two original homes that...More

Thank Keith F
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