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“Very sad”
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
Ranked #90 of 490 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It's makes me very sad that Ben Franklin's family tore the original houses down but it's very cool to see the skeletal structures. It's worth a stop.

1  Thank Rene' S
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"print shop"
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"printing press"
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"underground museum"
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"printing office"
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"ghost house"
in 5 reviews
"court area"
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"worth a quick stop"
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"historic philadelphia"
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"declaration of independence"
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"piece of history"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"national park"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My family and I visited Franklin Court as part of a self-guided tour of historic Philadelphia. It was my 10-yr-old daughter's idea, having heard about it from school while learning about Revolutionary America, especially about Franklin's Print Shop and the Post Office. We stopped by both shops and listened to the gentleman printer give a history lesson about the print shop and printing back in the time of Franklin. We proudly purchased a copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed at that very shop, for three bucks, basically acquiring a piece of history more or less. It was also interesting to get a glimpse of parts of the foundation of Franklin's house.
Unfortunately the Benjamin Franklin Museum was closed by the time we got to it.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This was a great part of our tour. Benjamin Franklin's house once stood here. There's still a working post office, print press and a Mussium there. The area is a nice place to stop for a bit as its not as crowded as other sites.

1  Thank Wanda C
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The ghost house is basically an outline of the house; since they don't know what it looked like the NPS won't rebuild it because the don't mess around and truth is what it is all about. The underground museum isn't an artifacts depot as much as a glimpse into the mind of one the Enlightenment's most versatile minds: publisher, inventor, scientist, and, oh yes -- one of our most indispensable founding fathers. Museum is filled with interactive exhibits that surprised and astonished me as I learned about Franklin and fossils, astronomy, and volcanoes (??). National Park Rangers were amazing. THIS IS A MUST SEE.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Tucked behind buildings this is a great place to stop. Views into the digs with artifacts. A rough idea of the size of his house.

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