Visiting the Benjamin Franklin Museum
LocationThe museum is located in Franklin Court. Entrance to the courtyard is from Market or Chestnut Streets, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Hours and Fees
As part of the Every Kid in a Park program, we are providing free admission to the Benjamin Franklin Museum for fourth grade children who have an Every Kid in a Park pass. Up to three adults accompanying this child are also admitted free.
Admission is available at the door and must be purchased on the day of your visit. 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 and other bona fide academic institutions are eligible for FREE admission to the museum. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and reservation process.
ExhibitsExplore Benjamin Franklin's life and legacy through his character traits. The exhibit area is divided into five "rooms" with each room focusing on a particular trait: ardent and dutiful, ambitious and rebellious, motivated to improve, curious and full of wonder, and strategic and persuasive. There are videos, touch screen interactives, mechanical interactives, and artifacts in each "room." An additional area called the "Library" presents a video with excerpts from Franklin's Autobiography.
Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
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 the future. Tactile objects are located throughout the exhibit area.
More to Explore in Franklin Court
Franklin Court Courtyard
Franklin Court Printing Office
Fragments of Franklin Court exhibit in 318 Market St.
Last updated: January 17, 2018