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“It's the small things sometimes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
314-322 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-597-8974
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #92 of 254 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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.
San Francisco, California
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“It's the small things sometimes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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.

Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Another Piece of History!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Architectural and cultural history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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.

Visited February 2013
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Avon, Ohio
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“Learn About Philly's Most Famous Son”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Franklin Court was one of my favorite places to visit in historic Philadelphia when I was a kid with the old post office and museum and printing shop so I was disappointed when it was closed for renovations when I visited with my kids in the summer of 2012. While it is now open, the Underground Museum is still closed for renovations.

Visited August 2012
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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“Pretty Sights in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

It is in a nice area of the city in the old section. We really liked it to take pictures and the kids ran around after visiting Congress Hall.

Visited June 2012
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