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Franklin Court

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Address: 314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum...

With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.

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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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Chester, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited Franklin Court on 3/24/17 with a school field trip with my daughter and her entire 8th grade class. We were guided on a walking tour with a stop here at Franklin Court to discuss Ben Franklin. There were two original homes that were here but were removed by Ben Franklins ancestors after his death. Guests can see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This site contains several sub sites. All except the Museum are free to visit. Of the sites out in the court the printing press is probably the best. It is a working printing press and national park rangers will show you how it works. It is really cool to see the kind of environment that Franklin would have been working... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

There is so little of Franklin's actual possessions remaining that we have always really liked this structural steel re-creation of his home.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Whilst not a must do, a stroll through Franklin Court gives an idea of Philadelphia in Franklin's time. Little exists of the house where he once lived, but an excellent framework ghost building shows how it would probably have looked in life size scale. There are also a couple of areas where you can look down to some of the... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Ben Franklin and Philadelphia are inseparable. Dr. Franklins just is found throughout the historic old city from Independence Hall to this quiet restful escape from surrounding crowds. Print shop is highlight and free. Some of the city's most famous sights and architecture are steps away.

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Thank Marvin G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really cool place where Ben Franklin's home used to be, the foundation is still there as well as a museum and the post office he actually ran! Go check it out! Its quite beautiful!

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This area includes a number of historic structures that are free to enter. There are a number of area to veiw excavation locations and artifacts that were located. Ben Franklins print shop, a building he designed for rentng out (which has excavations and artifacts additionally the wall is exposed to enable viewing the innovation of his design) and of course... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Courtyard and the Ghost house were very interesting. The best part was the print shop. The ranger's demonstration was excellent. This is a must-see and kids will love it.

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Illinois
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a nice tour with a knowledgeable staff. They did a live presentation on how the printing press worked back in Franklin's time. Discussed his life in more detail and were happy to answer questions thrown their way. Worth the stop.

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