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DeBence Antique Music World

1261 Liberty St, Franklin, PA 16323-1361
+1 814-432-8350
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Surprising!!

I was prepared to be bored on this tour.Was I ever wrong !! The tour was excellent. The guide... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HappyTraveler35691
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Fascinating!

I thought this would be a museum filled with a variety of "don't touch" unique instruments. That... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
anniemousebooks
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Harrisville, Pennsylvania
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1261 Liberty St, Franklin, PA 16323-1361
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was prepared to be bored on this tour.Was I ever wrong !! The tour was excellent. The guide played the instruments as well explained about them

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I thought this would be a museum filled with a variety of "don't touch" unique instruments. That alone would have been fascinating to me, but this was so much more. Our tour guide, Lois, was knowledgeable and passionate about the instruments. She played several and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Not only do they display antique music instruments, the majority of them are in working order. Volunteer guides demonstrate organs, calliopes, music boxes and various other unique devices.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I attended one of their free mini concerts (18 songs) and was very impressed by these rare beauties. People travel considerable distances to view this fine collection which many of us locals take for granted. The docent is outstanding and the histories of the pieces...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! If you are in the area this museum, it is a must see. There are so many music boxes, kaleidoscopes, etc.each one more special than the last. There are hundreds of different music boxes and each work. Due to the mass number of items...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This museum has antique mechanical musical instruments--all variations on the music box and the player piano. A special treat was seeing the musical instruments that made carousels sound so magical. Some visitors won't even know what a turn table is or how it developed out...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Located in downtown Franklin, this one time 5 and dime store now houses 3-levels of numerous and assorted musical instruments, primarily antique mechanical music devices such as calliopes, player pianos, phonographs, music boxes, and other music memorabilia. Some pieces are priceless originals. A small entry...More

Thank Linda44149
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Should your travels take you to the charming main street of Franklin, PA, spend an hour or so at the DeBence Antique Music World. You'll be smiling, and sometimes your feet will be tapping, as you see and hear a variety of antique mechanical music...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the most interesting and exciting music museum. Old world instruments refurbished and in working condition. Multiple floors (all handicap assessable) filled with old style phonographs, player pianos, and many many self playing instruments. A musical delight!

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've been wanting to see DeBence Antique Music World forever, and finally had the chance to take a drive to Franklin to visit it. We were greeted by several friendly volunteers, and our tour of the first floor was split between two volunteers who were...More

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