Franklin Court
Franklin Court
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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 3 min walk
  • 5th St • 4 min walk
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Jessie
Virginia238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Really well done! I think they've done a great job with the display and the information they've put together. Loved the descriptions of the house in the various rooms of the house. A must see!
Written 2 May 2024
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
One of my new finds during this trip to Philly! It's part of the Independence National Historic Park - see where Ben Franklin used to live, as well as a live printing press demonstration!
Written 9 March 2023
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Tofurry
Renton, WA1,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 his kitchen, and the privy pit.

From the Franklin Court, you are right next to the Ben Franklin Museum and the post office. I recommend visiting all the sites!
Written 14 October 2019
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ILoveFoodComa
Burbank, CA3,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
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.
Written 20 June 2019
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surfinginflorida
Boston, MA796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 28 March 2019
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Darlene H
Waukesha, WI1,332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 25 November 2018
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ephyfe
Wilmington, DE673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
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 that he used to walk down this alley to Independence Hall not far away. The Ben Franklin museum is right there also and it’s worthy of a stop. This is probably one of the, if not THE, most important person in Philadelphia history. The museum is a bit dated but still effective. I remember visiting this place back 30 years ago. Franklin legacy is here so I think this is a must-see when visiting the city. The museum could use a little up-dating and the visitor shop was small and could use some more books. The young male clerk running the shop was giving me the hairy eyeball for some reason.
Written 12 November 2018
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Nina P
Haverhill, MA541 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
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
Written 15 October 2018
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doupnikka
Roanoke, VA1,099 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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 enjoyable.
Written 13 September 2018
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Liars N F
San Diego, CA23,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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 a landlord was part of his business empire.

The pillars themselves were very evocative, but it is the tenant house which shows just how well built these structures are, considering that they date from the 18th century. Collected inside is detritus found, and so a lot of broken china and walls laid bared. Fascinating to our grandson and for us, too. Apparently a lot of visitors skip the tenant house, but it is very educational.
Written 18 July 2018
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