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Benjamin Franklin Museum
Ranked #47 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Besides hearing the usual Franklin accolades, there were some I never read in the history books.
Looking at photos, each with verbal history behind it and hands-on activities, makes the quaint museum close to the top in rank. There are rangers on site to answer your questions. Well versed and knowledgeable.
Some tourists tend to miss or leave out this museum because not much is said but when you walk in the courtyard coming through brick-lined 'alley' from Market street, one can only sense the steps Ben Franklin walked through time and again. Great for all ages.
Worth the $2.00 for adults admission. Staff very friendly and courteous.

Thank Lulu S
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. The interactive displays are thoughtful and fun. We took a children's card with and followed it. We found it to be a nice addition to our visit. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

The outside courtyard is gorgeous, the museum exhibits are inspiring and the museum is lovely with its dim lighting and soft colors. There are a few fun things for kids to do at each "station" throughout. However, we didn't find anywhere that said "This is who Franklin was; he did X." I guess it's assumed most people know, but we had a 3rd grader with us whose job it was to find out, and we thought he could do that here. Unfortunately, much of the experience was lost on him since he could have prepared differently.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Ben Franklin Museum is tucked away 2 blocks from Independence Hall, but is worth getting off the beaten path to find. The highly interactive exhibits showcase different aspects of Franklin's life and challenge our own memory of who he was. The cost to visit is $5.

While there, also stop by the Franklin post office to mail a postcard home that will have a special "B Free" cancellation stamp only available from this early post office.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

This museum is relatively new and I am so happy that I decided to stop in. It gave me a new perspective on one of American's Most Famous Founding Fathers. There is a nice mixture of hands on activities, audio/video and placards. It was so much fun and they have an awesome gift shop.

Thank jehenson81
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