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By the time we got here to the print shop I had so much information on Benjamin Franklin that I... read more

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It was fasinating learning learning about Ben Frankin, the time period as well as the print... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By the time we got here to the print shop I had so much information on Benjamin Franklin that I didn’t need to go inside. I did take a few pictures outside. The museum has a lot of printing machines and materials of the print...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

It was fasinating learning learning about Ben Frankin, the time period as well as the print industry. The guides were very knowledgable and gave a wonderful demonstration. A definite must see to your travel itinerary

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Didn't really know what to expect, but we were really glad we came in here. The guys will actually print a historical document, and tell you all about the old printing methods. It was very interesting & we learned a lot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

If you like history, you need to visit this! They have a replica of Ben Franklin’s printing press, and do printing demonstrations. This is how things such as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and many other important documents of the day were made. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xdanballx
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A quick stop. They have a printing press, bookbindery, and Franklin's son's newspaper office, along with a few panels. They also sell copies of the declaration printed onsite. Apparently they have printing demonstrations but when I stopped by, the rangers were just talking among themselves.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank w c
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We stopped in just as they were beginning a demonstration of how they created a paper many years ago. The guide was informative and included the kids by asking them questions. It was pretty interesting and you are able to purchase a copy of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JenniferJ45150
Reviewed 18 July 2018

With a great Ranger explaining and demonstrating, this small part of the larger Benjamin Franklin complex is great. Plus it is free. You can pay a nominal price for a copy of the Declaration of Independence, literally fresh off the press.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the presentation by the Park Employee, he was a wealth of information regarding the printing press and the lettering. Small place, nice demonstration and free admission.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bethannez
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Check for the hours of operation. Doesn't take but 10-15 minutes. They have THE CHEAPEST Declaration prices - and they have just printed them!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janice K
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I enjoyed this stop during my time in Philly, while the original house of Franklin's no longer exists the guides make this stop worth it!

Date of experience: April 2018
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