• 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?

Drawing of Independence Hall

Invited by Congress in 1824, Marquis de Lafayette toured the United States, greeted by crowds and parades. "The Hall of Independence" was fitted up "in the most splendid manner." The event inspired the phrase “Hall of Independence,” thought to be the precursor of today’s Independence Hall.