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Franklin Post Office

316 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

A trip to the post office is a routine activity for most Americans, so we also honor Benjamin Franklin as the man who organized America’s first public postal service. As the first postmaster general of the United States, he appeared on America’s first postage stamp. Since that first stamp, Franklin has appeared on numerous U.S. regular issue and commemorative stamps. Franklin clearly upheld the truth of Proverbs 25:25, “Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land” (NIV). Good news became more accessible to everyone through a public post office.

Franklin’s Post Office is still open for business. Stop there and send a Philadelphia postcard home to friends or family to commemorate your trip!