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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 yesterday 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.

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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

Thank SnowyShasta
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
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

Thank Go2theZoo
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

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Come on, it's Benjamin Franklin, the man credited for discovering electricity. Who wouldn't want to see his statue. The statue is along the Freedom Trail, just past King's Chapel at Old City Hall.

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

You have to come see the statue of Franklin. The statue is clean and looks really cool. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Harrison G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

It stands in a park near the site of the Latin School. Ben Franklin was one of the school’s most famous students.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting site, as the statue was placed on the spot where the first public school in the country was built in 1635. Worth a look.

Thank nuwandabob
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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