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B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum

316 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
+1 215-597-8974
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Get your post cards hand stamped!

The coolest thing about this post office is that you can get your envelopes and post cards hand... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Marcus L
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Austin, Texas
Visited exterior only

Sadly when I arrived the post office was closed, however I did enjoy a walk through to the back of... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Victoria N
,
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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316 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2704
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The coolest thing about this post office is that you can get your envelopes and post cards hand stamped with Benjamin Franklin's signature! This place has an entrance through a space between two buildings on Market Street one on side and through the courtyard of...More

2  Thank Marcus L
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Sadly when I arrived the post office was closed, however I did enjoy a walk through to the back of the building, seeing where the post office once was, as well as Benjamin Franklin's home. It is marked clearly where his home and other buildings...More

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

First, visit the Ben Franklin Museum gift shop and purchase some post cards. Then, return to the post office to have a special stamp marked on the post card from the first post office!! The postal worker we encountered during our visit was very helpful!...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Benjamin Franklin owned a large house in Philadelphia. Today the national park site has townhouse exhibits around a courtyard including a 1700s print shop, a working post office and an archaeological display along with the museum. There is much to see and do here. It...More

1  Thank FredPurdue
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

What a nostalgic piece of American history! I was able to send a few postcards to family members and friends. Be sure to send one to yourself! However, you will need to purchase post cards prior to your visit, as there are none for sale...More

Thank Jessica P
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The original Post Office offers a special postmark so mail yourself an envelope (less than $ 1) from the BFree PO.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The nice ladies at Carpenters Hall told me the post office would stamp my NPS passport book with their postmark. They were happy to do it. I thought of the postcards after we left town I'm sad to say.

Thank 22Destep
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

. . . because they hand-cancel everything here with a special postmark that has Ben Franklin's signature. They don't sell envelopes or other post office stuff here though like what you get at your local PO, so you have to have everything ready to go....More

Thank Eddie B
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great visit back to a lost time of the Postal Service where one could imagine you actually knew the person delivering your mail. Great location to send a postcard and have the stamp manually cancelled in front of you to see the long ago art!...More

Thank Floyd W
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is the post office first started by Benjamin Franklin, but it's still a working USPS facility. The agent explained how the envelopes are cancelled with the unique Benjamin Franklin cancellation stamp, and how he originally used to actually sign the cancellations. She also explained...More

Thank David Z
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