Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

IMG_9759Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! 2006_1006(005)The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial is in the rotunda of The Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The focus of the memorial is a 20 foot marble statue of the city’s most famous citizen. The rotunda and memorial opened in 1938 and was designated a National Memorial as part of Independence National Historical Park in 1972.2006_1005(016)Admission to the memorial is free and includes a short multi-media presentation on the life of Benjamin Franklin. Step beyond the doors of the rotunda into one of the country’s oldest Science Institutes, founded in 1824.2006_1005(011)

Location: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Designation: National Memorial

Date established/designated: October 25, 1972

Date of my visit: August 8, 2017