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Most people don’t even know the museum is there behind Fanklin’s print shop & post office. Great, hands on exhibits about the diversity of Franklin’s inventions. Something for all ages from young readers to adult. Great for inquisitive teens!
The museum offers a history of a true Renaissance man. Scientist, inventor and businessman. Nice interactive exhibits of his life. The museum is run by the National Park Service. Also part of the park is a replica of his print shop.
BJ was an extraordinary fellow; politician, diplomat, inventor and a social revolutionary. He must also have been huge fun to know. This excellent museum, although on the small side, brings America's First Genius to life through a series of fun exhibits, puzzles, videos and commentaries....More
Great museum for small price! I was really educated about Ben Franklin on our trip to Philly, and definitely by this museum! An incredible mad who made huge contributions to our country, not only politically, but also with countless inventions. This museum was so fun...More
Keep in mind, this is ONLY about Mr. Benjamin Franklin, so, do not expect to see alot. Interestingly, there were THREE National Park Service Rangers and three 'civilian' employees. Granted, they never know how many will visit, be there, but, they out numbered the visitors!...More
This museum will enchant children and adults alike because of the way it is designed and how designers have brought to life Mr Franklin’s passion for science and printing and knowledge in general. The interactive exhibits allow you to print your name the way it...More
I went to this museum with our 13 year old on hot Friday afternoon. Great choice. The museum wasn't too large, but several nice hands on features kept us entertained for an hour or so. It seems like the design should engage kids from 7...More
This is a small museum focusing on Franklin's life with emphasis on his non- governmental activities. Very little is said about his political or government activities. A nice place to visit on a hot afternoon.
Franklin started out as an apprentice printer, to his brother, but absconded. He started his own printing business, and did very well out of it. He also published a newspaper. The famous 'key in a thunderstorm' experiment was due to his status as an 'electrician,...More