Bringing history and innovation to life

  • Your Visit

    Historical Experience

    The Historical Experience presents the excitement and uncertainty of Franklin’s London years using rooms where so much took place as staging for a drama that integrates live performance, cutting edge lighting, sound and visual projection.

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  • Our Tour

    Architectural Tour

    On this guided exploration of the House the many original Georgian features are revealed along with its fascinating history encompassing Franklin’s long residence (1757-1775), the Hewson anatomy school, Victorian hoteliers and the conservation project that saved it from dereliction.

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  • News

    Most Recent News

    On Friday 16 March 2018, 40 students from eight schools across the country joined us for Frankly Speaking 2018, the annual Benjamin Franklin House debate competition in collaboration with the US Embassy and The Daughters of the American Revolution (Walter Hines Page Chapter).

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  • About

    Find out about Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts to an American mother, Abiah Folger and a British father, Josiah in 1706. Considered the father of electricity, through his inventions, writings, and extensive activities as a printer, philosopher and more, Franklin helped advance the Age of Enlightenment.

    As a key founder of the United States, he is the only statesman to have signed all four documents that created a new nation: The Declaration of Independence (1776), the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778), the Treaty of Paris establishing peace with Britain (1783) and The Constitution (1787).

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