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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

Did you know the Army, Navy and Marine Corps were founded at Independence Hall throughout the year 1775? The Continental Congress passed resolutions founding the Continental forces in June, October and November of 1775.