• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Fragments of Frankin Court


Fragments of Frankin Court
archeology exhibit 318 Market Steet

Why bare walls? These brick walls were once part of a rental property built by Benjamin Franklin in 1786. Despite extensive alterations to the house, you can visually reconstruct its original appearance. Inside you can view archeological finds from Franklin Court through the years.

Fragments of Franklin Court's 'bare walls'
Archaeology dig Franklin Court 1970

Did You Know?

Photo of signing table

There are 39 names on the constitution but only 38 signers? John Dickinson of Delaware gave permission to his colleague George Read to sign his name if he wasn't present.