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.Make Benjamin Franklin Museum part of your personalized Philadelphia itinerary using our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker.
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My son just did a report on Ben Franklin in which he had to dress like him in school. He was so excited to go here. Since he is a forth grader he has a national park pass that allows three adults and.... more »
The price is really low, I believe it was $5 per adult. Weren’t planning on coming here, but came across it on our walk. Cool place! more »
We didn't go inside the museum itself (it costs admission - can't remember prices, but it wasn't too bad at all). The exhibits outside, however, are really cool. We loved looking down onto the original foundation of the Franklin home and reading the letters and descriptions from the family and friends. This specific stop really added humanity to the political history of the Independence Mall area.
Not all museums can strike the right balance between engaging kids and informing adults but this museum does. Worth every penny! As a teacher and mother, I appreciated how many interactive points encouraged children to reflect and analyze Franklin's words and choices.
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