Franklin Court and Museum

Old City/Historic District

317 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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(215) 965-2306


The site of Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia home, this area now contains a complex of exhibits about Franklin, including a printing office and book bindery, an archaeological exhibit, and an underground, multimedia museum. It is also the site of the first Post Office.

The Underground Museum at Franklin Court is currently closed to visitors. Franklin Court remains open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm and the Printing Office is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please note that the Market Street and Chestnut Street gates for Franklin Court are currently closed. Please check for additional information.

Walking Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.26 miles
Walking Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.35 miles
Walking Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.76 miles

317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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