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Franklin Seminar Small-Group Walking Tour

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Led by a local historian, this small-group tour provides comprehensive insight into the history of Philadelphia through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin. Learn about the city's social and political revolution, delve into the profile of Franklin, and recognize the influence he had on American history.

This tour takes you to Philadelphia's iconic sights and landmarks that narrate Franklin's close relationship with the city in the mid and late 18th century. Starting at Elfreth's Alley—America's oldest neighborhood—where Americans still reside in the terraced homes, you meet your expert guide. Then, visit the museums, structures, and sites at Franklin Court to see the art and inventions of the American diplomat. Discover the wonders of Benjamin Franklin—an author, postmaster, scientist, inventor, and diplomat—a key figure in American history who is often referred to "The First American."

Continue to Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society, and the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the US, and gain an in-depth understanding of Franklin's role in the Revolutionary War, international diplomacy, and the Continental Congress.

Led by a local historian, this small-group tour provides comprehensive insight into the history of Philadelphia through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin. Learn about the city's social and political revolution, delve into the profile of Franklin, and recognize the influence he had on American history.

This tour takes you to Philadelphia's iconic sights and landmarks that narrate Franklin's close relationship with the city in the mid and late 18th century. Starting at Elfreth's Alley—America's oldest neighborhood—where Americans still reside in the terraced homes, you meet your expert guide. Then, visit the museums, structures, and sites at Franklin Court to see the art and inventions of the American diplomat. Discover the wonders of Benjamin Franklin—an author, postmaster, scientist, inventor, and diplomat—a key figure in American history who is often referred to "The First American."

Continue to Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society, and the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the US, and gain an in-depth understanding of Franklin's role in the Revolutionary War, international diplomacy, and the Continental Congress.

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Franklin Seminar Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity Location

Philadelphia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • 124 Elfreths Alley

    Philadelphia


Highlights

  • In-depth look at Benjamin Franklin's role in US history

  • Expert & passionate local historian sharing commentary

  • Sights like Elfreth's Alley, Franklin Court & Christ Church

  • Small-group of 6 people for a more personalized experience

  • Intriguing look at the life of “The First American”


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Philadelphia

  • Admission to Christ Church and Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the US

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fee to Franklin Court Museum


Know Before You Book

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Tour stops vary.