Benjamin Franklin Small Group Walking Seminar

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Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin Small Group Walking Seminar - Picture 2
Franklin Court
Franklin Court
Franklin Court
Franklin Court
Benjamin Franklin Small Group Walking Seminar - Picture 5
Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American Philosophical Society
American Philosophical Society

What To Expect

A small-group tour of lower Manhattan, including the main archaeological sites of the city and the city's official archaeology lab.


Tours in Philadelphia
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
124 Elfreth's Alley
3 hours
Wednesday and Sunday at 2:00 PM
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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.

In this three-hour walking seminar on Benjamin Franklin we will use him as a lens to discuss the great changes and social and political upheaval taking place in Philadelphia during the last half of the 18th century. Along the way, we'll look deeply into the biography of Franklin as we visit sites in Philadelphia that relate and come away with a more contextual understanding of his impact on American history.

Our walk will vary from day to day but include such sites central to Franklin's life as the post office at Franklin Court, Christ Church, and the American Philosophical Society. Our docent will spend time looking at the some of the facets of the multi-faceted 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.


  • Elfreth's Alley

  • Fireman's Hall

  • Christ Church

  • American Philosophical Society


  • Services of a docent


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

  • Children below 12 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Minimum of 2 passengers per booking is required. Private walking seminars are available for solo travelers.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 6 guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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