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Fragments of Franklin Court, Philadelphia

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  • It's makes me very sad that Ben Franklin's family tore the original houses down but it's very cool to see the skeletal structures. It's worth a stop.  more »
  • My family and I visited Franklin Court as part of a self-guided tour of historic Philadelphia. It was my 10-yr-old daughter's idea, having heard about it from school while learning about Revolutionary...  more »
  • It is reproduced the residences inhabited by Benjamin Franklin. Is either too narrow frontage, market Street (North side) and put one in from Chestnut Street (South side), was about the framework of the House ruins and underground structure of description and exhibition.
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  • There is enough here to keep the kids busy for a good couple of hours. There is Benjamin Franklin's Printing Office where they can watch a printing press in action, the first post office in the United States where you can post a letter with Benjamin Franklin's post mark to the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The outline of Benjamin Franklin's house in the courtyard is quite impressive to get an idea of the space in which he lived. If you are traveling with kids you should allow at least two to three hours to do everything by the time they explore the Museum. However sans kids, you would be comfortable squeezing it all in with an hour. Worth a stop and only a gentle 5 to 10 minute stroll from Independence Hall.
  • It was interesting little square with a ghostly outline of where Ben Franklin's house used to be. And being able to see below the surface at the foundation of his house was interesting. The placards were informative, and the square wasn't as crowded as other sites nearby, so you can get some breathing room to enjoy the site.
  • great family place to visit all of America's history
  • "Benjamin Franklin" was walking through and stopped to talk to us about his home. It was very interesting to get details about his life and family that would be buried deep in biographies. The printing press demonstration was well worth the stop for the kids.
  • What a great experience. Seeing Benjamin Franklins print shop was such a great learning experience. The gentleman working the press was so engaging and informative. He even took time to engage us in personal conversation about historical topics. Plus you can purchase documents printed from Ben Franklins press. I picked up two copies of the Declaration of Independence for only $3 a piece. They make great gifts.

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