Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial is a large statue of the statesman Benjamin Franklin. This 20-foot tall monument was sculpted out of white Seravezza marble between 1906 and 1911. In 1972, it was dedicated as a national park site to be preserved for future generations to see. This national memorial of Benjamin Franklin is located in the Memorial Hall of the Franklin Institute, which is a science museum that is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The floors, walls, and pillars surrounding the memorial are made from a rare marble that came to the United States from France, Italy, and Portugal.

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Things To Do Near Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

This national park site is a unique one because it is a memorial located inside a museum, which gives you more opportunities to learn about the city during your visit. It is located in a major city in the northeast of the country, so there are plenty of additional sites to see during your RV trip. RVers will enjoy visiting this site because if you find a campground nearby, taking public transportation to see the memorial is definitely an option, so you can leave your RV parked at a nearby campground.

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How To Get To Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

From points West of Philadelphia, take I-76 into the city using the 6th Street exit. If you are traveling from north or south of Philadelphia, then take I-95 into the city. Take exit 22 for Callowhill Street or Independence Hall, depending on the direction you are traveling on I-95. Then, turn onto Callowhill Street before turning onto 6th Street. There is a parking garage here for visitors of the Independence Visitor's Center to use.

The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.


599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fee: Entry fee $0

While at this national park site, you will be able to explore the entire Franklin Institute. The room's architecture where the memorial is located is breathtaking, and the statue is a stunning 20 feet tall. If you travel to this site and the city of Philadelphia in an RV, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore the city and to make unforgettable memories that your family can cherish. If you have the option of staying in the area for a few days, there are several other national park sites located nearby that you can visit.