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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
City Centre East
+1 215-597-8974
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

As Ben Franklin's house is not standing anymore, a ghost house was built in its place. It was very cool to see the size of his house and his grandson's print shop. You can also see the actual foundation of his house, the floor in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 21 June 2019

This is located in the area where several museums in the neighborhood. You can tour the old post office. The volunteers there are knowledgeable and informative. It is interesting to see this historic architecture.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed 28 March 2019

The idea of using a ghost house to show were Franklin's house used to be is a clever idea (like the first White House in the Independence Mall). The Franklin museum is nearby and worth a visit! The court is nicely maintained.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank surfinginflorida
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ben Franklin is in Franklin Court. Early life and part of his original home. A museum and a post office and print shop. Then his grave with wife and child in Christs Church cemetery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is where Ben Franklin’s Home used to be situated even though it is mainly gone they have the outline of the house and show some of the basement in some covered peek spots. It’s interesting just to see where Franklin lived and to think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Cool area with a lot of history and a few different things to do. We spend some time here exploring the area and it was a nice little break from the city. It was a nice time

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nina P
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We did have some difficulty finding it but once we did we thoroughly enjoyed it. They had many interactive exhibits and lots to see. We also enjoyed looking at his printing office. While we were there a ranger showed us his they printed documents. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank doupnikka
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Franklin Court is that part of the larger Franklin complex that has concrete pillars outlining what the main Franklin house might have looked like. Fortunately, his tenant house still remains which gives clues to how the main Franklin House looked. We should remember that being...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The museum is great but be sure to visit the press room, Franklin's tenant house and the real working post office. Pay for the postage and they will cancel anything you want with Franklin's signature. You can also bring your own postcards. You can also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janice K
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Almost right across from Carpenters' Hall, this little area is devoted to Benjamin Franklin. There is a little museum which costs $5 and will not take your National Parks Pass because it is run by a private agency. There is the skeleton of Franklin's original...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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