A Welcome Modernization Built on History

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Working with the National Park Service, our team engaged a large stakeholder group to renew and enliven visitor experience at the site of Benjamin Franklin’s last home. The renovation of the underground museum is the first since its original opening in 1976.

Quinn Evans collaborated with a large multi-disciplined team to define and deliver a unified renovation that features new dynamic exhibits that promote a more free-flowing and self-paced interactive experience. A new and distinctive entry point with a custom glass curtainwall creates a shadowbox effect on the interior and frames the ghost structures by Robert Venturi outside in the court. We seamlessly integrated energy efficient systems and sustainable features into the Modern era structure.

Preserving the character of the Franklin Museum, including the ghost house, informed and inspired our design approach.

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