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.
About Franklin Court
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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 America, especially about Franklin's Print Shop and the Post Office. We stopped by...More
This was a great part of our tour. Benjamin Franklin's house once stood here. There's still a working post office, print press and a Mussium there. The area is a nice place to stop for a bit as its not as crowded as other sites.
The ghost house is basically an outline of the house; since they don't know what it looked like the NPS won't rebuild it because the don't mess around and truth is what it is all about. The underground museum isn't an artifacts depot as much...More
Tucked behind buildings this is a great place to stop. Views into the digs with artifacts. A rough idea of the size of his house.
I had visited Franklin Court on 3/24/17 with a school field trip with my daughter and her entire 8th grade class. We were guided on a walking tour with a stop here at Franklin Court to discuss Ben Franklin. There were two original homes that...More
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 rangers will show you how it works. It...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.
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 how it would probably have looked in life size scale. There...More
Ben Franklin and Philadelphia are inseparable. Dr. Franklins just is found throughout the historic old city from Independence Hall to this quiet restful escape from surrounding crowds. Print shop is highlight and free. Some of the city's most famous sights and architecture are steps away.