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Ben Franklin National Memorial

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Address: 222 North 20th St, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The National Memorial, modeled after the Roman Pantheon, features a 20-foot...

The National Memorial, modeled after the Roman Pantheon, features a 20-foot marble statue of Benjamin Franklin as well as some of Franklins possessions, including his publications and the machines he used in his experiments.

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DO NOT DISTURB I AM SLEEPING

HOUSED IN THE PHILADELPHIA library...... there is lots to see and enjoy and find a great deal of adventure and knowledge in one place with food places and three good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

HOUSED IN THE PHILADELPHIA library...... there is lots to see and enjoy and find a great deal of adventure and knowledge in one place with food places and three good hotel n the area..A THOMAS PAUL number one pick !!!!!!!!!!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Similar to the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials in DC, this is Philadelphia's Founding Father memorial. It's part of the Franklin Institute complex.

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Forked River, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Not the most thrilling attraction, but it's an easy National Park passport stamp - just ask for the stamp at the information desk across from ticketing in the Franklin Institute, where this is located. No admission needed to see the memorial. Lady at desk was nice enough to test out stamp on a piece of paper before handing it to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I was amazed at how intricate the Ben Franklin National Memorial was here in Philadelphia, PA. I didn't have a lot of time in the Ben Franklin National Memorial museum as it was near closing time. I was still able to walk around a bit. Look forward to going back again in the future and spending a lot more time... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

In all honesty, this is indeed not an individual attraction. It's a part of the Franklin Institute, but it's worth the visit. It's very reminiscent of the Lincoln Memorial, except its round and has Benjamin Franklin.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Well worth visiting for all history buffs and easy to get to. So much to see and do for all the family.

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is not an attraction in itself. It's just the statute of Franklin in the inner foyer of the Franklin Institute. It's a nice statute but you wouldn't go there just to see the statute.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

This is a great memorial for a great inventor and scientist. Their exhibits change, so if you go, check out which exhibits they have while you're in town!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

This museum is a must see when you are in philly. It is a testament to ben franklins genius. I never realised how influential he was in shaping contemporary America. Visiting philly and not visiting this museum would be like not seeing the famous leaning bell tower when you are in Pissa.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

This Museum was fantastic. Only $5 to get in and there was a lot of interactive attractions. A lot of history and period information about Franklins life and times. Hands on is encouraged so great for the kids. Self paced and spacious as well.

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