John Adams

The Benjamin Franklin Museum will give you insight on a Founding Father. It will give you pause as well

The Benjamin Franklin Museum will give you insight on a Founding Father. It will give you pause as well

PHILADELPHIA — Can an underground museum devoted to a Founding Father compete with the charms of national icons — or a foodie paradise that takes up an entire block?

Can it appeal to visitors who carefully pose themselves in front of this city’s famous (or is that infamous?) “Rocky” statue?

Spend a couple of hours in the Benjamin Franklin Museum, which opened in 1976 and has undergone a major re-imagining, and you may very well add it to your “best of” list.

I first visited the museum in 2014, about a year after it had been relaunched, and I returned in April, eager for another...

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