Benjamin Franklin National Memorial


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Benjamin Franklin National Memorial

Address:The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone:215-448-1200
Web: sln.fi.edu/tfi/exhibits/memorial.html
Size: 0.01 acres.
Established: Designated on October 25, 1972. Owned and administered by the Franklin Institute.
Location:In the rotunda of The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Activities:Tours.
Special Features:Memorial Hall features a 20-foot-high marble statue of of Franklin, by James Earle Fraser, honors the inventor-statesman. The statue weighs 30 tons and sits on a 92-ton pedestal of white Seravezza marble. Memorial Hall also houses many of Franklin's original possessions, including his composing table and several of his original publications.

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Card and his fellow 2007 Franklin Institute Award Laureates will be honored at a black-tie gala at the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia on April 26.

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