Franklin Court

Historic Site and History Museum
318 Market St (btwn S 3rd & 4th Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
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Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Underground museum on the site where the home of Benjamin Franklin once stood, the interior of which he largely designed.

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    Bluejean F.
    "special stamp on envelop here then walk down to visitor center"(2 Tips)
    Helen M.
    "A rental property built by Benjamin Franklin in 1786."(2 Tips)
    LoriPA
    "The Underground Museum is closed for renovation until 2012."(2 Tips)
    Concierge
    "... and postcards hand stamped with Franklin's signature."(2 Tips)
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  • Angelica D.

    Cool space, leads to a number of other historical spots!

    Angelica Dongallo · October 31, 2014
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  • Rootless C.

    Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

    Rootless Cosmopolitan · June 30, 2012
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  • Helen M.

    A rental property built by Benjamin Franklin in 1786. See architectural and archaeological features of 18th century houses.

    Helen Murphy · April 20, 2012
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  • Bluejean F.

    So much history here. Get a special stamp on envelop here then walk down to visitor center for a million great adventures

    Bluejean Foodcritic · January 17, 2012
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  • NBC Philadelphia

    Above ground, a steel structure nicknamed the “ghost house” outlines the shape of what was Ben Franklin’s house. Underground, his life and accomplishments are celebrated in a museum complex. Read more

    NBC Philadelphia · August 14, 2011
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  • LoriPA

    The Underground Museum is closed for renovation until 2012. Goodbye, weird telephone things I remember from class trips!

    LoriPA · July 4, 2011
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  • Orange A.

    Sit under the trees and tourist watch. It's fun.

    Orange Alexander · June 26, 2011
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Franklin discovered the gulf stream, developed Daylight Savings Time, started the postal service & first public library, invented swim fins, bifocals & lightning rods-among other things! Read more

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
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  • WorldStrides

    Discover Franklin Court, an underground museum, a colonial printing office, and Benjamin Franklin’s first permanent home in Philadelphia.

    WorldStrides · April 5, 2011
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  • Concierge

    Stop into the B Free Franklin Post Office to get letters and postcards hand stamped with Franklin's signature.

    Concierge · January 4, 2011
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  • Visit Philly

    Ben Franklin himself, from time to time, makes appearances at Franklin Court regaling visitors with stories about his life and times.

    Visit Philly · October 8, 2010
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  • WDW Tour Company

    Worth a stop if you have a few minutes to spare. See parts of B. Franklin's home.

    WDW Tour Company · September 18, 2010
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