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Statue of Benjamin Franklin

School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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America's first portrait statue portrays a half-smiling, half-serious Franklin. Next to the statue is a marker for the site of the first public school in the United States, where Franklin -- among other luminaries -- was a student.
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School St. at City Hall Ave, Boston, MA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is another quick stop on the Freedom Trail. This is a nice statue which stands in front of the old city hall building on the site of where the nation's first public school was built. That building is gone, but it's still nice to...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This man was a silversmith, a spokesman for the people, a writer, a scientist, a statesman and was wise. Being able to see what he really looked like in a public park without having to go to a museum, brings him alive to all. Easy...More

Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come on, it's Benjamin Franklin, the man credited for discovering electricity. Who wouldn't want to see his statue. The statue is along the Freedom Trail, just past King's Chapel at Old City Hall.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to come see the statue of Franklin. The statue is clean and looks really cool. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Harrison G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It stands in a park near the site of the Latin School. Ben Franklin was one of the school’s most famous students.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting site, as the statue was placed on the spot where the first public school in the country was built in 1635. Worth a look.

Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is just a quick look and go stop. The statue stands on the site of the first public school in the USA (1645) but it is long gone!

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Next to me he Kings Chapel and on the site of the first public school in America and attended by no less than four signers of the Declaration of Independence this statue of Benjamin Franklin is a wonderful stop for pictures.

Thank Creeperbait2013
Reviewed 12 December 2016

In front of the old City Hall, you should not miss this statue of Benjamin Franklin. It's a big historic value. You have to take a good look, it's between the bushes and trees.

Thank rmathijssen
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The statue is easy to fine as you stroll inside the park. Benjamin Franklin statue is the gorgeous statue of the historical man.

Thank joanadventure
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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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