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Benjamin Franklin Museum Reopens

August 13th, 2013

The institution, which first opened in 1976 and is located at the site of Franklin’s long-since-destroyed home in Franklin Court in the Old City neighborhood, now boasts digital animations and interactive displays in addition to its collection of historic artifacts.

Admission will be free on August 24 and 25, but thereafter admission will return to the regular — and very reasonable — rate of $5 for adults and $2 for children. The museum is operated by the National Parks Service and is part of the Independence National Historical Park, which is also includes the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Detail from Benjamin West, “Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky,” circa 1816. Courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Via Google Art Project.)

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