Ben Franklin's Philadelphia

Philadelphia (Old City) • 5 stops
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Come explore the city that Benjamin Franklin once knew and helped to shape. From his legacies laid out in several museums to his own ideas put into practice, his impact can be found throughout the city. 

 

Benjamin Franklin Museum
A museum devoted to telling the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin through hands-on displays and exhibitions for all ages. The galleries take visitors through the various roles of Franklin's life, as well as how his ideas have impacted our lives.

 

Franklin Court
Encompasses the museums, structures, and historic sites within Independence National Historic Park. The Franklin Court is based at the site of where Ben Franklin resided in Philadelphia from 1763 - 1790. Ghost structures are put in in place of where his house would have stood. The site itself includes the Ben Franklin Museum as well as the Courtyard, Printing Office, and additional archaeological exhibitions.

 

Library Company of Philadelphia
The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Free and open to the public, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.

 

Franklin Institute
A science museum founded in 1824 in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Visitors can explore the passion of science and its development through the numerous exhibitions, programs, and live demonstrations the museum runs daily.

 

Christ Church Burial Ground
Started in 1719, this still-operating cemetery is the burial ground for many early, founding members of America. Most notably Benjamin Franklin, his wife, and grandson, as well as four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Upcoming Events

31 May to 31 Dec
Arts and Culture, Historic District, Revolutionary War
12:00am – 12:00am
Sat 22 Sep
Battlefields
11:00am
Sun 23 Sep
Historic Houses, Regional Historic Sites
2:00pm