Visiting the Benjamin Franklin Museum
Explore Franklin's life and character in the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. The exhibits are geared toward visitors of all ages, with displays that are educational, challenging, and fun.
The museum is located in Franklin Court. Entrance to the courtyard is from Market or Chestnut Streets, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
$5.00 for adults
Tickets are available at the door and must be purchased on the day of your visit. There are a limited number of tickets available each day. Plan to allow at least one hour for your visit. The America the Beautiful Annual Pass, Senior Pass and Access Pass do not apply at the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
School groups are eligible for FREE admission to the museum. Teachers must bring a signed letter on school letterhead requesting a fee waiver. Adult chaperones will also be admitted free at the ratio of 1:10 students. Additional chaperones must pay admission to the museum.
For school group reservations, please call 215-597-7122 (Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at least two weeks prior to your visit. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. There is a limit of 100
tickets reserved for each hour. Reservations are only
accepted for K-12 schools.
The Benjamin Franklin Museum is fully accessible for visitors with mobility impairments. An elevator allows visitors to access the museum. There are also accessible restrooms located on the lower level. An audio described tour of the museum will be available in spring 2015. Tactile objects are located throughout the exhibit area.
Photo by Joseph E.B. Elliott
Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
Did You Know?
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.