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Statue of Benjamin Franklin

School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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America's first portrait statue portrays a half-smiling, half-serious Franklin. Next to the statue is a marker for the site of the first public school in the United States, where Franklin -- among other luminaries -- was a student.
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School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Statue of Benjamin Franklin is another quick stop on Freedom trail, good for some quick pictures. Though it is near to other stops on the Freedom trail, so you'll for sure pass by it.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you are walking the freedom trail be sure to stop by for a quick picture. King's Chapel Burying Ground is nearby as well.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the statue while walking down the Freedom trail. It is beautiful and represents a big part of American history.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A good photo op. I enjoy looking at statues and monuments of events and people I think are important, especially to our history. Ben Franklin was an important part of our gaining independence. Yes, there isn't really anything to "do" here but I still enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The world would always, ever remember him! Felt like thanking him. Amazing that the statue is so well maintained. The statue is outside the Old City Hall. A must stop on the Freedom Trail.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

It is nice to see a statue of Ben Franklin outside of Philadelphia. This one is really nice and can be seen during your Freedom Trail walk.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This statue of Ben Franklin is not all that interesting or different from many others that I've seen. It is located on the Freedom Trail, as a marker for the first public school in the US. We actually found more interesting the marker on the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

There are 17 stops on the Freedom Trail. This is stop #7. You can't miss this statue. As you leave the King's Chapel and head down the street, you will walk right by this statue on your left. As far as a stop of the...More

Thank CraftBeers
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is another quick stop on the Freedom Trail. This is a nice statue which stands in front of the old city hall building on the site of where the nation's first public school was built. That building is gone, but it's still nice to...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This man was a silversmith, a spokesman for the people, a writer, a scientist, a statesman and was wise. Being able to see what he really looked like in a public park without having to go to a museum, brings him alive to all. Easy...More

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