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Ben Franklin National Memorial

222 North 20th St, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
+1 215-448-1200
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The National Memorial, modeled after the Roman Pantheon, features a 20-foot marble statue of Benjamin Franklin as well as some of Franklins possessions, including his publications and the machines he used in his experiments.
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222 North 20th St, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
City Center West
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How cool to be reminded of Ben Franklin's achievements! This is an interesting place. Yet I was struck by the fact that no one ever identified his first wife; and that his second was only considered a wife by virtue of common law.

Thank Cordial1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Bens grandchildren tore down his home, but forward thinking historians have preserved his post office and other buildings in the court yard with his museum. A huge contributor to our American history. Visit the museum, you will learn just how important ol Ben was too...More

Thank sexysun
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in to see what was on the go, pleasant surprise to see Ben there. We didn't got in the exhibits because the price was so high.

Thank Lesleyknits
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours touring the museum with our family. Franklin had so many facets to his life and the museum does a nice job of laying his life out. The displays are surprisingly interactive and do a great job of using multimedia presentations....More

Thank Cweb123
Reviewed 8 January 2017

HOUSED IN THE PHILADELPHIA library...... there is lots to see and enjoy and find a great deal of adventure and knowledge in one place with food places and three good hotel n the area..A THOMAS PAUL number one pick !!!!!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Similar to the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials in DC, this is Philadelphia's Founding Father memorial. It's part of the Franklin Institute complex.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Not the most thrilling attraction, but it's an easy National Park passport stamp - just ask for the stamp at the information desk across from ticketing in the Franklin Institute, where this is located. No admission needed to see the memorial. Lady at desk was...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I was amazed at how intricate the Ben Franklin National Memorial was here in Philadelphia, PA. I didn't have a lot of time in the Ben Franklin National Memorial museum as it was near closing time. I was still able to walk around a bit....More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 12 December 2015

In all honesty, this is indeed not an individual attraction. It's a part of the Franklin Institute, but it's worth the visit. It's very reminiscent of the Lincoln Memorial, except its round and has Benjamin Franklin.

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Well worth visiting for all history buffs and easy to get to. So much to see and do for all the family.

Thank HollyHin
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