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Franklin Seminar Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Franklin Seminar Walking Tour in Philadelphia

In this 3-hour small group walking tour, in the company of an historian, you will use Franklin as a lens to discuss the social and political upheaval taking place in the city during the Colonial era. Visiting sites that include Franklin Court, you'll also discover the story of Franklin’s life and career in Philadelphia.

Few people in history have enjoyed such a symbiotic relationship with their city as Benjamin Franklin with Philadelphia. Inventor, scientist, businessman, manager, politician, philosopher, and patron—Franklin embodied the eclectic but directed energy of booming Philadelphia in the mid- and late-18th century.

This walk varies from day to day, but will include such sites central to Franklin's life as the post office at Franklin Court, Christ Church, and the American Philosophical Society. Your docent will spend time looking at the some of the facets of the multifaceted figure, including his work as an inventor (beyond the kite-flying story) and as a manager (his role as postmaster general was exemplary). Of course, serious attention will be given to Franklin's role in the Revolutionary War and international diplomacy as well as to the Continental Congress.

For a more intimate experience, you can choose to upgrade to a private tour for up to 6 persons.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3 hours

Time

2:00 pm on Wednesday & Sunday

6 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Rates are per group in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Inclusions

  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Fireman's Hall
  • Christ Church
  • American Philosophical Society

6 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Rates are per group in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

September 27, 2017

Desired Time:

02:00 PM