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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.
> 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”
Independence Day Party — Benjamin Franklin House – 4 Jul 2019 – The Benjamin Franklin House will be celebrating Independence Day with a piece of cake and a glass of bubbly.
Free tour around the Benjamin Franklin House – 21 to 22 Sep 2019 – Enjoy a free tour around Benjamin Franklin's townhouse, when the building takes part in 'Open House Weekend'.
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
If you enjoy Benjamin Franklin House then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Russell Square), Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Temple) and Keats’ House (catch the train from Charing Cross to Hampstead)
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