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Fragments of Franklin Court, Philadelphia

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  • This area includes a number of historic structures that are free to enter. There are a number of area to veiw excavation locations and artifacts that were located. Ben Franklins print shop, a building...  read more »
  • The Courtyard and the Ghost house were very interesting. The best part was the print shop. The ranger's demonstration was excellent. This is a must-see and kids will love it. 
  • This was a nice tour with a knowledgeable staff. They did a live presentation on how the printing press worked back in Franklin's time. Discussed his life in more detail and were happy to answer quest...  read more »
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Free to stop by the courtyard. See national treasures like Benjamin Franklin's unexcavated privy pit!
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