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Franklin Court

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The Barnes Foundation

Both Franklin Court and The Barnes Foundation are endorsed by writers. Overall, The Barnes Foundation scores slightly higher than Franklin Court. The Barnes Foundation comes in at 87 with praise from 7 sources such as Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Both Franklin Court and The Barnes Foundation are endorsed by writers. Overall, The Barnes Foundation scores slightly higher than Franklin Court. The Barnes Foundation comes in at 87 with praise from 7 sources such as Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
82
#16 in Philadelphia
location

314-322 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

endorsements
  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    This highly interactive and informative museum built on the site that was Benjamin Franklin's first permanent home in Philadelphia is scheduled to reopen in early 2013. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Franklin Court is an imaginative, informative, and downright fun (and free) museum run by the National Park Service. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    An underground museum houses an ingenious array of audiovisual presentations that celebrate Franklin's life and genius. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    Museum and "ghost" sculpture of Franklin's digs. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

  • 57

    Not For Tourists

    The collection's controversial move to the city is to your benefit. Go! Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Includes more paintings by Renoir than anywhere else in the world, and more works by Cézanne than in all the museums of Paris. Full Review →

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