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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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  • Average17%
  • 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 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

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

A nice complex that takes you back in time to Franklin's Philadelphia. The museum is worth a visit as long as you are here. Not far from the Liberty Bell and other attractions.

Thank Tloc1986
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Transported back in time. There is a printing shop, with demonstrations; a working post office where you can get something post marked; a building that Ben Franklin designed the fire proofing on; a frame of his house and a museum. Everything is free except the...More

1  Thank esamlen
Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you are in the area, I would recommend at least walking through. The open air house and the views of the excavation site are interesting as is the post office (where you can have mail cancelled with ben franklin's sig) and the printing shop...More

Thank Mfclingan
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Walked down to Franklin Court after seeing the Liberty Bell (maybe 1/4 mile). The old house is fine; take 5 minutes and see some of the remains of the house, including part of the kitchen floor and part of his toilet system. Then move on...More

1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Going back in time to the place where Franklin had his printing press and post office was a delight. Although we did not have time to visit the museum, we did check out the gift shop and were able to get a Passport Stamp for...More

Thank gaminwoman
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