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“Ben Franklin Statue”

Statue of Benjamin Franklin
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$900.00*
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Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Ranked #112 of 382 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: America's first portrait statue portrays a half-smiling, half-serious Franklin. Next to the statue is a marker for the site of the first public school in the United States, where Franklin -- among other luminaries -- was a student.
Naperville, Illinois
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175 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ben Franklin Statue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

A statue is a statue is a statue. I highly recommend the Freedom Trail and the walk through history.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“ben franklin statue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

as a philadelphian nice to know he is honored for his contributions to the country, of course he came from boston but settled in phila. easy access to the statue.

Visited May 2012
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Andover
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Why???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

I mean why??? Now as then, a bunch of politicians spent a bunch of our money...(taxes) to their friends and landowners to line thier own pockets to a guy that was opposed to such behavior in the first place. The area is loud, there is no place close by to rest, the traffic fumes and honking cars are annoying, you get as much enjoyment out of this visit as about the same enjoyment as looking at this little caption picture. Don't. If you want to enjoy BEN read some of his books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nashville, TN
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863 reviews
579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 825 helpful votes
“Nice Statue of a Great American”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

It would be easy to miss the Benjamin Franklin statue, so be sure to look for it while walking down School Street. It's in the front yard of a building (first public school site) behind a black wrought iron fence. The statue would probably have better light for photographing in the morning, but I still managed to get a decent photo in afternoon light.

Visited October 2011
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Beverly Hills, CA
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“Go to Philadelphia to experience Ben Franklin”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

Why bother?

Might as well put a statue up of anyone who has passed through Boston

Visited March 2011
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