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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
City Center East
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

I have never been able to figure out the point of this "attraction." To me it is not very historical or informative or entertaining.

1  Thank JHawk50
Reviewed 6 January 2012

If you didn't come with a love for Ben Franklin, you will leave with an appreciation for all that he did. A great free intro to a great man in a great city..

1  Thank HistoryandSafety
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Outline of Franklin's House. A different presentation. Worth a visit.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We had some extra time while waiting for a tour of Independence Hall (about 1 hour) so we walked a few blocks to Franklin Court. The museum was closed for renovations, but there were several other NPS exhibits we could see. One was of an...More

Thank adamsaintlouis
Reviewed 22 May 2010

Charming small museum covering Franklin's life and achievements, if a tad run down. We really enjoyed this small museum area, especially the printing shop demonstration and Discovery film on Franklin. Be sure to ask a park ranger for an armonica demonstration, the musical instrument that...More

1  Thank LaChatNoir
Reviewed 24 July 2008

This place is interesting..especially if you are a Franklin buff. We went into his printing store and the underground musuem. There is also a couple other places in the court to visit. In back, they have a "footprint" of where his actual house and store...More

2  Thank oftheseas
Reviewed 9 September 2007

I've been to Franklin Court (oddly enough) every two years for the last six. What was once the sort-of cool underground museum is kind of a dump now. A large number of the vintage 1980s telephones where you can "call" another historical figure are completely...More

2  Thank Phill G
Reviewed 19 March 2006

This was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my recent trip to Philly. It is tucked away (sandwiched between Market and Chestnut) and I am sure I have walked past it on previous visits to the city. I started in the underground museum and...More

14  Thank 92,075
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