Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House

Address:
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, Westminster, London
Tel:
0207 839 2006

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
16th and 17th May 2019
Tours at 6 PM, 7 PM and 8 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£10, from benjaminfranklinhouse.org

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The Benjamin Franklin House will be opening its doors for a night-time architectural tour of the Grade I listed townhouse.

Step back in time and experience the house exactly as Franklin did in the 18th-century: by flickering candlelight.

In case you don't know who he is, Franklin acted as a middle-man between the British government and the American colonies before they achieved independence, and later acted as an official representative of the newly independent state, helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Craig has written a review of the Benjamin Franklin House on his blog, which you might like to read before you go.

 

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> Craig’s review of Benjamin Franklin House – “Benjamin Franklin's House is the kind of place you don't notice even when you're staring at it. For something that's called the "first American Embassy", you might be hoping for something a little bit grand, but it's basically just a townhouse in a side street off Charing Cross. Franklin was just a normal guy back then, negotiating between the government and… continued”

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