Franklin Court

Pennsylvania Historic Marker

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Ben Franklin Historic Marker in Philadelphia

Ben Franklin Historic Marker in Philadelphia; photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Franklin Court in Philadelphia

Franklin Court cuts through an entire city block on the former site of Benjamin Franklin's home at 316-322 Market Street. There are six museums on the site; in this one area you can visit the United States Postal Service Museum, The Franklin Print Shop, and the Franklin Museum. Also, you can look deep underground into Franklin's privy, under the beautiful 54-foot high steel skeleton "Ghost Structure" designed by Robert Venturi.

Franklin Court cuts through an entire city block on the former site of Benjamin Franklin's home at 316-322 Market Street. There are six museums on the site; in this one area you can visit the United States Postal Service Museum, The Franklin Print Shop, and the Franklin Museum. Also, you can look deep underground into Franklin's privy, under the beautiful 54-foot high steel skeleton "Ghost Structure" designed by Robert Venturi.

Historic Marker

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706 -1790)

Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, philanthropist, statesman, and scientist. The eighteenth century's most illustrious Pennsylvanian built a house in Franklin Court starting in 1763, and here he lived the last five years of his life.

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION 1990

Pennsylvania

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Franklin Court in Philadelphia; photo by Sarcasmo on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Franklin Court in Philadelphia

Ben Franklin house skeleton at Franklin Court in Philadelphia; photo by Shana McDanold on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Ben Franklin house skeleton at Franklin Court in Philadelphia