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Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Map
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
+1 215 448 1200
Neighborhood: Art Museum
Overview

Benjamin Franklin's legacy is unique because he is remembered as a scientist, inventor, philosopher, statesman, printer, economist and musician—and he did all of these things in a remarkable way. This marble statue stands 20 feet high in Memorial Hall, a rotunda modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. The statue weighs 30 tons and sits on a stepped pedestal carved from 92 tons of marble. Many of Franklin's personal possessions are also displayed in Memorial Hall, a part of the Franklin Institute Science Museum. Admission is free.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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