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one of my favorite "tourist" spots that's highly practical!

Get your Benjamin Franklin signature here! That is, mail an item from this actual post office and... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Very interesting to visit!

Stopped in to see the post office while walking around the historical sites. It is a working post... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Get your Benjamin Franklin signature here! That is, mail an item from this actual post office and ask them to stamp it with BF's signature; that's a cool treat for the recipients since it indicates that their letter actually was processed at BF's Post Office!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NYerinPhilly
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Stopped in to see the post office while walking around the historical sites. It is a working post office and very small. Only post office that does not have a flag flying since the flag was not created when the post office was established. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kiwizoe
Reviewed 15 October 2018

It is an active post office. You can send things from here with a special stamp and postmark. We received a few days later. It Is a pretty cool souvenir to have from there.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nina P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Ben Franklin was America's firs Postmaster, He was appointed in 1775, that is, before the United States became independent, This is a functioning post office, but the range of services it offers is limited. All the same, it's a thrill to have a hand franked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is an active post office, but still steeps in it’s colonial roots. The highlight is definitely having a piece of mail hand cancelled by the postmaster. I would highly recommend visiting!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xdanballx
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We actually walked by this our first day in town, then noticed it later. Stopped by thinking it was just a storefront, but proved to be much more. Leads back to a courtyard that includes a couple of buildings and basement. You will see and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SeniorTravelerTF
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We were so excited to learn about the post office and be able to mail our postcards from here. So many friends appreciated the postcards because they were hand stamped with Benjamin Franklin's signature. There were some nice displays of postal workers through out the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hope2travel58
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Benjamin Franklin, among many other things, was responsible for establishing our postal service to help him circulate his publications but also to facilitate correspondence and commerce. So it was wonderful to walk into this fun, free, and functioning post office. Great museum too with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Very close to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, we stumbled across it by accident. No lines. Very helpful National Parks Service guides/rangers. Very low admission...$5 adults and $2 children Small but adequate gift shop; interesting books for sale. there is some special deal for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marqu72
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Check hours for when they operate the old press. Buy or take your own postcards to be cancelled with Ben's signature - you just have to pay for the postage but don't have to mail. This is a real hidden gem. ONLY cost is to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Janice K
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