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“History Re-lived”
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour
Ranked #89 of 445 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.
North Wales, PA
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“History Re-lived”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Franklin court is a wonderful place to visit and filled with interesting facts. When we visited, "Ben Franklin" was there and we visited with him for about 1/2 hour. He was very clever and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Undiscovered Jewel”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Spend as little or as much time as you wish. Don't miss the underground museum. If you are lucky, someone will be playing a lovely instrument Franklin invented.

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Omaha
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“ok, on the walk, so stop in”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We must have missed the sites here. We walked in to the cove and saw the "frame," but didn't see anything else. The tour guide gave some info, but it was otherwise a brief stop. Free to see what we saw. Guess we missed the other stuff that was worth seeing. Wish we had seen more about Ben Franklin and details of his life and the history. The kids were pretty worn out by the time we made it here, so it may not have worked anyway.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
3,376 reviews
1,863 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,926 helpful votes
“Benny's stomping ground!”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Love this! There's so much to see here, but it's all small and close together, so it's easy to see everything. Most of the sites are open at 9 am daily, but some don't open till 10:00 or noon, so just be aware of that. The guy at the post office wasn't very friendly, but make sure to at least go in. =) It's cool to see the outline of where his house was and see the passageway he walked every day while he lived there. Rumor has it Ben still shows up now and again!

Visited June 2012
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Glassboro, New Jersey
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“Hidden Historical Treasure”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Tucked away off Market Street this cove offers a peek into B Franklins rental properties. A new exhibit is under construction and is set to open in the Spring of 2013.

Overall worth a peek ...

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