Franklin Court

Historic Site and History Museum · Center City East
318 Market St (btwn S 3rd & 4th Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (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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    "A rental property built by Benjamin Franklin in 1786."(2 Tips)
    "The Underground Museum is closed for renovation until 2012."(2 Tips)
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  • Angelica D.

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

    Angelica Dongallo · October 31, 2014
  • Rootless C.

    Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

    Rootless Cosmopolitan · June 30, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • LoriPA

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

    LoriPA · July 4, 2011
  • Orange A.

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

    Orange Alexander · June 26, 2011
  • 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
  • WorldStrides

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

    WorldStrides · April 5, 2011
  • Concierge

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

    Concierge · January 4, 2011
  • 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
  • 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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