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    Download our free digital guide

    Download the free guide today, available on the Apple and Google Play store, to discover more about Benjamin Franklin and his nearly 16 years in London, years in which he planted seeds of the special relationship that remains between Britain and America.

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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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  • 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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    We’ve reopened!

    Starting in October 2020, we are resuming the Historical Experience Show with precautions taken in line with UK Government Guidelines.

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