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“Printing Press Demonstration”
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
Ranked #77 of 427 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 10 October 2017

The best thing about this complex is the free demonstration of a printing press. Set inside the original post office building, you can watch the entire process, which is impressive for the manual labor involved. You can also admire the book binding gadgets and the array of metal letters and images Printers would arrange to create print. The museum itself is a decent deal for $5. It's a little loud and media-saturated to appeal to young people. Dispersed in all the spectacle are artifacts and cool displays about Franklin and his interests.

1  Thank ReneeSilvus
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My mom, two sisters and I went to visit Franklin Court. My mother loves all things Ben Franklin. The house remains are interesting. I had seen them 20+ years ago and it's nice to have the frame structure and photos of what piece of the house it used to be. Nice little courtyard area, with the Ben Franklin museum, old print shop, and functioning post office.

Thank Lori J
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This structure and historical artifacts are free for the public to view. It is definitely worth a quick stop in to learn a little bit more about Ben Franklin and where he lived.

Thank Kaitlin S
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across this when looking for a post office- so glad I did.
Historic and interesting. I went quite late in the afternoon so it was really peaceful and I could look around at my leisure.

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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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