Philadelphia’s favorite son turns 308 today, with several celebrations planned in Old City.
At Franklin Square, PECO workers and volunteers were busy Tuesday getting the park ready for the holidays.
There’s a lot of Philadelphia in the new design, from Ben Franklin to Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. But it’s really all about thwarting counterfeiters.
By John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A billboard near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is preventing construction of a high-rise apartment building at 2nd and Race streets in Old City. Many are wondering why the billboard […]
All the Franklinias that exist today came from the seeds of trees the Bartrams discovered in Georgia. They planted them in their Philadelphia gardens and named the new trees after Ben Franklin.
When completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground — below the area known as “Franklin Court,” just off Fourth and Market Streets.
An unveiling ceremony will take place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Market Street between 2nd and 3rd honoring the site of the first volunteer company in the nation. The Union Fire Company got its start in 1736 by Ben Franklin and others.