The Underground Museum at Franklin Court remains closed for renovations. It is scheduled to reopen in late summer 2013 as the Benjamin Franklin Museum, featuring exhibits, artifacts and computer interactives all about Ben Franklin. The Printing Office and Post Office are open during the construction. Beginning May 20, 2013, access to the Printing Office will be from the 320 Market Street door. There will be no access to Franklin Court from either the Market Street or Chestnut Street gates.
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.