Benjamin Franklin Museum, Philadelphia

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Born in Boston in 1706, Benjamin Franklin organized the United States’ first lending library and volunteer fire department. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution, and negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the Revolutionary War.
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  • This is both a museum and a memorial to Ben Franklin's home. His house is gone, but replaced by architecture that shows the frame of the house - and which won an award. The printing press on the groun...  more »
  • Although Ben Franklin is a well known American historical figure, there was still much to learn by visiting the museum about him. It was worth the $5.00 admission. In addition, we walked through the p...  more »
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  • This little gem was surprisingly interesting for me, my dh, and my 11 yo stepdaughter. I went into it not expecting much. We needed to kill an hour and we had never been there. Lots of interactive displays and friendly, knowledgeable docents. Be sure to stop by the post office and printing shop out back.
  • Ab excellent Museum for children and adults alike. They have a lot of exhibits here including railway terminal, the planetarium and the space exhibit. But the brain and heart exhibits were most informative. I quite enjoyed walking around the halls. They also have special exhibits happening in between that are very interesting and are charged seperately (not included in admission ticket) Those are great to watch but always check the timings and go. There's a theatre here too that has special exhibits running as well. Those are fairly longer. If planned well you can actually spend a whole day here with kids.

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