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Amazing man - so much done in so little time -

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Franklin Musume

Very nice museum. I found it great a variety of ages (we had a 7 year old and 13 year old. The 9... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nina P
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2707
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Reviewed yesterday

Not sure how someone with so little formal education - other than he could read and apparently did so a lot - got so far and in so many different areas! Nice exhibit with some parts clearly targeted at younger ones, but adults had a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice museum. I found it great a variety of ages (we had a 7 year old and 13 year old. The 9 month old didn't have an opinion on it) both my older children had a wonderful time here. They found interests in different...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is $5 adult admission. The museum is hands on and would be great for teens and young children. The printing press demonstration is definitely worth seeing as well. You will need about 45 minutes to make it worthwhile.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a please touch museum and is chucked full of activites. This was my daughters favorite stop on our itinerary. She is 13 and loves to touch and explore so this was a great stop for her. Lots to read for the adults also.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 14 year old picked this museum because of his interest in Ben Franklin. He liked it because there were a good number of hands on exhibits. He also loved watching them print a newspaper on an old fashioned printing press. My husband and I...More

Thank ZandMsMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin was an amazing man - brilliant with diverse interests. The Museum does a good job of guiding us through his long life, and leaving us totally impressed with him.

Thank travelerwayne1997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most people don’t even know the museum is there behind Fanklin’s print shop & post office. Great, hands on exhibits about the diversity of Franklin’s inventions. Something for all ages from young readers to adult. Great for inquisitive teens!

Thank DebbyN
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The museum offers a history of a true Renaissance man. Scientist, inventor and businessman. Nice interactive exhibits of his life. The museum is run by the National Park Service. Also part of the park is a replica of his print shop.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

BJ was an extraordinary fellow; politician, diplomat, inventor and a social revolutionary. He must also have been huge fun to know. This excellent museum, although on the small side, brings America's First Genius to life through a series of fun exhibits, puzzles, videos and commentaries....More

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Lots of facts about Franklin, we didn’t know. Lots of things for kids to touch and try.

1  Thank Matt Y
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Dan G
19 January 2018|
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Response from dvasconcellos | Reviewed this property |
Not long. I'd say maybe 1 or 1.5h. It's a small museum.
Yolanda M
11 June 2017|
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Every day but major holidays.