This site is located in Franklin Court. Enter the courtyard from either Market or Chestnut Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
Hours and Fees
Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm.
The last printing demonstration is at 4:30pm.
No tickets are required to visit the Printing Office. Entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Printing Office exhibits include a typesetting area, two reproduction 18th century presses, a bindery, and the newspaper office of Franklin's grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache. Visitors get to experience whatever the park ranger is working on - it could be typesetting or printing.
The Printing Office is wheelchair accessible through the courtyard entrance door only. Learn more about the accessibility services offered throughout the park on our website.
Images and Historical Information
Check out these images from the Printing Office and other Franklin Court sites. Additional information about the Franklin Court Printing Office is available on the park's website.