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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 5 October 2016

This area includes a number of historic structures that are free to enter. There are a number of area to veiw excavation locations and artifacts that were located. Ben Franklins print shop, a building he designed for rentng out (which has excavations and artifacts additionally...More

1  Thank 22Destep
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Courtyard and the Ghost house were very interesting. The best part was the print shop. The ranger's demonstration was excellent. This is a must-see and kids will love it.

Thank steve f
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a nice tour with a knowledgeable staff. They did a live presentation on how the printing press worked back in Franklin's time. Discussed his life in more detail and were happy to answer questions thrown their way. Worth the stop.

Thank redmotlow
Reviewed 27 August 2016

One of the highlights. The print shop demonstration was fascinating -- ranger did a good job with the storytelling. Also available were printed Declaration of Independence. Also liked the tenant house. The china from the 1700 and 1800's were fascinating. Nothing like seeing the real...More

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We took two German students to see the Liberty Bell, and the post office and Franklin print shop. No charge and was interesting. The line for the liberty bell went quickly.

Thank lmisak
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A deeper look into Ben Franklin's life. Plan to spend some time here if you enjoy history. There is a lot to see. Very kid friendly and interactive/hands-on exhibits. Friendly park staff

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We really enjoyed the printing shop demonstration in the printing shop. The two people who do it are very interesting, and we really enjoyed it. It was also fun to mail a postcard we bought in the Ben Franklin museum at the post office. There...More

1  Thank nellie195105
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Philadelphia keeps the same importance as Boston in American independence history. and their downtowns are almost similar. franklin court was in our check list of Phila and it did not disappoint us when we get to know how Mr. Franklin started post office, how he...More

2  Thank sanju_222323
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Easy to get to, Free, Quiet, Hidden (from the hustle and bustle of Independence Park), The Franklin Court complex provides informative exhibits worth your purview. Don't miss the B. Free Franklin Post Office, the first working and still functioning Post Office in the United States!

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It's a very quaint little place, even without Franklin's house still standing. The museum is great, and the post office and printing shop are some of the best preserved buildings in Old City. Even if you don't see all of it, just take a look...More

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