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“Architectural and cultural history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Court

Franklin Court
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #90 of 414 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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1,118 reviews
743 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,215 helpful votes
“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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175 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“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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Thank hcs922
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Philadelphia
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175 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Free Franklin History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This wonderful, free of charge exhibit has wonderful furniture and musical instruments designed by or for Ben Franklin. There is a great movie shown about Franklin. There are clean bathrooms and interactive exhibits.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Historic Philly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Franklin Court was an interesting place to revisit after many years. The Printing Office was especially informative. Did not know the area was under construction.Would recommend visiting now & when the construction is completed. I didn't find out where I could get older pictures of the way the court looked.

Visited October 2012
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