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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  • 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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  • News

    Temporary Closure of Benjamin Franklin House

    Our priority is protecting our visitors, staff, volunteers – and of course our precious, historic building. To do our part to discourage the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be closing Benjamin Franklin House for all offerings effective Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

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