Fragments of Franklin Court, Philadelphia

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  • October 1, 2017
    Aiming at the river market Street walk from Independence Hall and to the right. Just inside the gate and courtyard, and Hall, the printing house has been built around them.
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  • August 20, 2017
    My mom, two sisters and I went to visit Franklin Court. My mother loves all things Ben Franklin. The house remains are interesting. I had seen them 20+ years ago and it's nice to have the frame struct...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This structure and historical artifacts are free for the public to view. It is definitely worth a quick stop in to learn a little bit more about Ben Franklin and where he lived.  more »
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  • August 8, 2016
    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.
  • August 9, 2016
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    great family place to visit all of America's history
  • July 5, 2016
    "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.
  • November 18, 2015
    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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