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Franklin Court

Address: 314-322 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-597-8974
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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Ranked #92 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: With levels above and below ground, the complex houses a theater and...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner 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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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Basically an outline of Ben Franklin's house etc. Listen to the free stories they offer throughout the day. Make sure you read the plaques for more information. Most of it is under construction.

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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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53 reviews 53 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
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80 helpful votes 80 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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