This picture shows the Post Office that Franklin ran on the left. It's still a working PO today. On the right is the door to a house that Franklin owned and rented out. You can see a sign hanging on the upper left had side of the door that says "To Let. See B. Franklin". Through this passage way is the site of Franklin's home. The house is no longer there, though a metal framed structure has been erected showing the placement and dimensions of the house. You can, however, see what was once the kitchen of the house (now below ground level) that has been excavated. There is also a small museum housed in a building off to the right (out of the frame). The following sign is posted in the passageway:
It was a real thrill for me to walk in the footsteps of someone I admire so much. Madeleine, in the picture above, was somewhat less thrilled (based on the bored expression on her face). The thrill of history is lost on most kids I guess.