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Franklin Court

314-322 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-597-8974
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Ranked #100 of 293 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and museum devoted to Franklin's life and inventions.
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Rochester, NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The story behind the former site of Ben Franklin's house that we learned in our Free Tours by Foot- Freedom Rings tour and seeing the post office in front are more interesting that the Court itself. Construction is in progress to enhance this site.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Loved this place as a kid in the late 70's, early 80's. Still interesting but some of the exhibits could use a refresher.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

When open it's a must see. Now due to construction most of it is closed. Don't miss the print shop that is still open. If you are going to mail any postcards mail them from the Franklin Post Office they have a special hand cancellation stamp.

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PHILADELPHIA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great place to absorb the country's/Philadelphia's history. Quiet, safe, educational and, maybe, "inspirational."

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Bucks County, PA, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

A lovely walk through and around on the way to or from dinner or South Street.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

There is a framed idea of Franklin's house and below ground you can see the excavations that have been done at this site.

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Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Fascinating historical presentation. Be sure to see the timeline of his life achievements.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I have never been able to figure out the point of this "attraction." To me it is not very historical or informative or entertaining.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

If you didn't come with a love for Ben Franklin, you will leave with an appreciation for all that he did. A great free intro to a great man in a great city..

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Outline of Franklin's House. A different presentation. Worth a visit.

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