Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Date: July 31, 2013
Contact: Jane Cowley, 215-597-0060

PHILADELPHIA–The Benjamin Franklin Museum in Independence National Historical Park will open for Museum Preview days starting on August 24, 2013, after a two year rehabilitation project.

The Friends of Independence National Historical Park will host a Grand Opening reception on September 19.Until then, visitors are welcome, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on August 24. The museum will be open with no fee for the National Park Service's Founders Weekend, marking the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, August 24 and 25. For more information on the museum please visit: http://www.nps.gov/inde/planyourvisit/benjamin-franklin-museum.htm

www.nps.gov/inde

A unit of the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park was created by an Act of Congress on June 28, 1948.Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Independence NHP covers almost 54 acres in Philadelphia's Old City, and includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, and other historic buildings associated with the founding of the United States. The park is open from 9:00 am daily with the exception of Christmas day.A visit to Independence National Historical Park should start at the Independence Visitor Center, located at 6th and Market Streets.Here, visitors can pick up a park brochure, park map, and the free, timed tickets required for Independence Hall.For more information visit the park's website, http://www.nps.gov/indeor follow us at twitter.com/independencenhp.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 965-2305
Use this number to talk to a park ranger at the visitor center desk for park information. Park rangers are available for calls daily from 8:30am to 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During heavy visitation, park rangers are assisting other visitors and may not be able to answer the phone right away. For information about lodging and restaurants, contact the city concierge staff at 800-537-7676.

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