Ben Franklin Museum

4.519 Votes
  • Address: 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA, United States
  • Phone: +1-2675141522
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

Who doesn’t know Benjamin Franklin? Nothing could have better than building a museum dedicated to the life and times of this great personality. Benjamin Franklin Museum features personal artefacts, computer animations and displays which tell you about his life. The different roles which he played in his life like that of a printer, scientist and a diplomat are well-depicted through interactive displays. Volunteers and staff at Benjamin Franklin Museum are very knowledgeable and upon visiting the site you will feel inspired and motivated.

How to Reach Ben Franklin Museum

  • Bus 17,33,48 to stop : Market St & 3rd St

  • Ben Franklin Museum Address: 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA, United States
  • Ben Franklin Museum Contact Number: +1-2675141522
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  • 0.55% of people who visit Philadelphia include Ben Franklin Museum in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Ben Franklin Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ben Franklin Museum

Monday and Tuesday

80% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ben Franklin Museum

People normally club together National Constitution Center and Airport Terminal A while planning their visit to Ben Franklin Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Ben Franklin Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • 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.

  • BF is one of the most amazing and fore thinking people I've ever heard about. He saw problems and issues and figured out ways to fix things. This is on top of all of his inventions. Hard to believe someone who retired at the age of 42 and lived until age of 82 could make such a difference in our lives.

  • Cool museum! Only some of the original structures remain, and I definitely felt like the exhibits were more kid oriented. They had markers and a outlines of the original structures that have been torn down, but I was disappointed those aspects of history have been lost (obviously not the museum's fault).

  • This museum is quite small but it's very informative. Located below the Benjamin Franklin house, this small museum has an interactive option for young children to learn about one of our founding fathers. I came here with my cousins (we're all adults but it was still fun). The price is fair for the size and you also have the added benefit of the free national park exhibits above.

  • Small museum in the Center City in Philadelphia. Informative for sure. I like the Storytime corner outside the museum. Always hear new & interesting fun fact. There are many other tourist attractions nearby the museum. Definitely can spend all day in that neighborhood.

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