DeBence Antique Music World is a museum in Franklin, Pennsylvania whose collection contains more than 100 antique mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, band organs, player pianos, a nickelodeon piano, as well as a number of other antiques. Many of the collection's mechanical instruments are rare; a number are among only a few manufactured, and a few are among the last in existence. Although the collection’s value cannot be measured, an offer for a sum of multiple millions of dollars was once rejected.Using our custom trip planner, Franklin attractions like DeBence Antique Music World can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
DeBence Antique Music World reviews
Debence Antique Music World was a really pleasant surprise! I went in thinking it would be a nice time, but I really underestimated this place. The guided tour blew me away, and each item they played.... more »
We stopped by chance and were "blown away" by the experience. The tour was excellent and the collection is second to none. Highly recommend a visit. more »
Priceless collection of vintage instruments, player pianos, calipoies and much, much more covering two large floors. No admission cost although a very interesting and informative guided tour is offered for a small fee. This is a must see for anyone with a music background or inclination. A NW Pa treasure located in Franklin, Pa., also known as the "Victorian City".
Great outing for the whole family! Of you are on the cheap you can go to the lower level and make old style pianos play for a quarter. They also have historic old shortwave radios and a history of wire and tape recorders. I never knew the first microphones were made of wire suspended in the air...they have one on display. Amazing that this gem is in downtown Franklin. I would like to give it ten stars. Don't miss this if you are ever in Franklin! VERY informative.
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