- 3-hour historical walking tour of Philadelphia
- See Philadelphia through the lens of Benjamin Franklin, a notable 18th-century scientist, businessman and politician
- Hear about Franklin's famous kite-flying incident, where he discovered that lightning is electricity
- Learn about his important role in the Revolutionary War and Continental Congress
- Visit Franklin Court, Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society and the post office, where he served as postmaster general
- A great tour for history buffs!
What You Can Expect
Beginning in Elfreth’s Alley, where Franklin once lived, a historian will provide an in-depth look at his life and his impact on American history, as well as the many social and political changes that took place in Philadelphia during the 18th century.
There’s the post office where Franklin served as Postmaster General; the American Philosophical Society that he founded; Franklin Court, where he lived and eventually died; Christ Church, where he worshipped and is buried; and many more historic locations. Learn also about his role in Continental Congress and the Revolutionary War. What about that famous kite-and-key event, when Franklin uncovered then-unknown facts about the nature of lightning and electricity? It’s on the tour.