We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great, hidden gem

Most people don’t even know the museum is there behind Fanklin’s print shop & post office. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DebbyN
,
West Chester, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Fascinating

The museum offers a history of a true Renaissance man. Scientist, inventor and businessman. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew C
,
Chicago
via mobile
Read all 506 reviews
174
All photos (174)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“print shop”(39 reviews)
“his life”(37 reviews)
“printing press”(24 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
22°
12°
Sep
16°
Oct
10°
Nov
Contact
317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2707
Website
+1 215-694-3773
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Philadelphia
from US$19.00
More Info
from US$20.00
More Info
from US$17.00
More Info
Reviews (506)
Filter reviews
473 results
Traveller rating
248
161
51
8
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
248
161
51
8
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsprint shophis lifeprinting presshis inventionsinteractive exhibitsghost housethe national park servicekids and adultshands on activitiesscavenger huntall agesper adultgreat for kidsentrance feeyear oldswhole familyindependence hall
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 473 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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!

Thank DebbyN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Lots of facts about Franklin, we didn’t know. Lots of things for kids to touch and try.

1  Thank Matt Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jekela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank tomtravels1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank kagatlin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jeffry B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
1,558 reviews
.11 miles away
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
47 reviews
.11 miles away
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
3,058 reviews
.14 miles away
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
2,174 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,717 restaurants in Philadelphia
Farmicia
583 reviews
.04 miles away
High Street on Market
291 reviews
.03 miles away
National Mechanics Bar & Restaurant
221 reviews
.05 miles away
Fork
608 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 971 attractions in Philadelphia
Museum of the American Revolution
868 reviews
.11 miles away
National Liberty Museum
223 reviews
.06 miles away
Carpenters' Hall
151 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Dan G
18 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from dvasconcellos | Reviewed this property |
Not long. I'd say maybe 1 or 1.5h. It's a small museum.
1
Vote
Yolanda M
10 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from G3581FKmarcusm | Reviewed this property |
Every day but major holidays.
0
Votes