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Franklin Court

314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
+1 215-597-8974
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With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“print shop” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
314 Market St # 322, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
City Center East
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+1 215-597-8974
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"print shop"
in 16 reviews
"printing press"
in 8 reviews
"underground museum"
in 8 reviews
"ghost house"
in 5 reviews
"working post office"
in 3 reviews
"court area"
in 2 reviews
"worth a quick stop"
in 2 reviews
"historic philadelphia"
in 3 reviews
"declaration of independence"
in 5 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"national park"
in 2 reviews
"old city"
in 3 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"outline"
in 8 reviews
"demonstration"
in 13 reviews
"foundation"
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank Keith F
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Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Yellow V
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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.

Thank RickMIusa
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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...More

Thank bsandrs
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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.

Thank reelwise
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Reviewed 21 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!

Thank AbraCadaverz
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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...More

Thank 22Destep
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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.

Thank steve f
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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.

Thank redmotlow
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

One of the highlights. The print shop demonstration was fascinating -- ranger did a good job with the storytelling. Also available were printed Declaration of Independence. Also liked the tenant house. The china from the 1700 and 1800's were fascinating. Nothing like seeing the real...More

Thank Vickie S
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