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“Bypassed the museum.”
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
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US$150.00*
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German
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US$33.00*
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
Ranked #89 of 458 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
Reviewed 12 November 2013

It was the end of a long day of walking and touring, and we weren't up to another museum, but we saw the outside, and it was uniquely impressive. The "ghost house" and interpretive ground markers for Ben Franklin's home and former row houses was simple and easy to understand. We stopped in the printing office & bindery, and viewed the post office and General Advertiser from the outside as they were both closed when we got there (Before 5 PM). Even with the closures, it was very interesting and well-interpreted. I can only assume that the museum would make it even better, though we'll have to visit another time.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Well designed small museum devoted to Benjamin Franklin. Great for younger people with the hands-on exhibits--gets a bit noisy for adults trying to read, but that is out of fashion. the outside area (free) has wonderful 'cellar windows' to see the original walls, foundation. The house is laid out with steel beams indicating the dimensions. let your imagination work. not very costly. good to do.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

This was a surprising gem in our visit to Philly, esp finding the Franklin Post Office and mailing ourselves (and friends) a postcard with the Franklin post mark. Franklin Court is a step back in time, and an enjoyable one at that. Can also visit the print shop, underground RR museum and more within close walking distance.

4  Thank Adventure M
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

A free walk through the history of Ben Franklin at his print shop then stop next door to the working post office and buy a Ben Franklin postmarked envelope along with information about Franklin and then mail it to yourself all for only .80 cents.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

An easy place to stop in for a quick visit and learn a bit more about Philadelphia history. The preserved archaeological pit gives a nice context and the outlines of the old buildings are a postmodern masterpiece.

1  Thank Frank C
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