Ben Franklin Museum

  • Address: 317 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA, United States
  • Phone: +1-2675141522
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Ben Franklin Museum Price: Free
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  • 0.61% 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
  • A cool place. There's a lot of interactive and newer exhibits that draw younger visitors in with screens and technology. That's fine, I just don't get into it. I would rather see true artifacts or articles pertinent to the individual. I particularly liked the excavations of the house, the framed outline of the house, and the printing house. A neat stop in an area that has a lot to see.

  • I enjoyed my visit to the museum as well as the other sites in Franklin Court. I left with a better idea of the scope of Franklin's life, that went beyond his role to Independence. If you have the slightest curiosity of the man and his times check it out.

  • This place gives me such euphoria. Ben Franklin was a genius and the museum here is really amazing guys. no joke.

  • This was a really fun hour to hour and a half experience. Make Sure you visit the print shop while there it would not be very hard to miss.

  • Just enough historical artifacts to look at and interactive for children if you have them. It otherwise is only a single floor with a lot of Benjamins talking all at once. Not recommended for people that have hard concentration problems. There are hands on activities but I suggest seeing the courtyard before the entrance and watching the park officers handprint paper (both of which are free whereas this costs 5$ an adult and 2$ per child). This is more of a place for children and less of those seeking a scholarly search of Franklin. Be prepared for many "huzzahs".

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