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Fragments of Franklin Court, Philadelphia

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  • This site contains several sub sites. All except the Museum are free to visit. Of the sites out in the court the printing press is probably the best. It is a working printing press and national park r...  more »
  • There is so little of Franklin's actual possessions remaining that we have always really liked this structural steel re-creation of his home.  more »
  • Whilst not a must do, a stroll through Franklin Court gives an idea of Philadelphia in Franklin's time. Little exists of the house where he once lived, but an excellent framework ghost building shows ...  more »
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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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Free to stop by the courtyard. See national treasures like Benjamin Franklin's unexcavated privy pit!