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Ben Franklin: A Birthday Tour

"At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgement, and at 303 our feet." Let's explore the life of Benjamin Franklin and walk among the sites of his homes and haunts in Boston!

A signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, Franklin's colorful life and contributions as an author, entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, statesman and diplomat earned him the status as one of the most influential and recognizable of the Founding Fathers on both sides of the Atlantic.

What is less well known is that this remarkable life began as the 15th child of a tallow chandler in the Puritan town of Boston. Before his kite-flying days, young Franklin lived a humble Puritan life as a voracious reader, resourceful inventor, a printer's apprentice and with a sense of humor.

Join us on a trip back to Colonial Boston to celebrate the life of Benjamin Franklin!

Tickets for this tour are $15 ($5 for Boston By Foot members). The tour meets outside Border Books near Downtown Crossing.

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can RSVP today."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun ... Here is a short video slideshow from the tour on NorthEndWaterfront.com:
    http://www.northendwaterfront.com/home/2011/1/22/happy-305th-birthday-ben.html

    January 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun ... not exactly sure how to post this, but I made a video slideshow from the tour. Here is the link:
    http://www.northendwaterfront.com/home/2011/1/22/happy-305th-birthday-ben.html

    or just go to www.NorthEndWaterfront.com and look for the "Happy 305th Birthday Ben!" post.

    1 · January 25, 2011

  • Franco

    A fun, educational afternoon that produced some good photos.

    January 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful to feel like a tourist in your own city!

    January 18, 2011

  • Gretchen G

    ok,18 degrees is not optimal walking tour weather, but I still think we did Ben proud!

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a superb tour! Our guide, Gretchen was chock full of information and cracked a few jokes. It was well worth braving the elements.

    January 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun way to spend a cold winter day, outside!

    January 18, 2011

  • Jim

    Happy 305th Birthday Ben Franklin! I learned more about this facinating man than I ever knew. It was a tad chilly, but it was 'cool' to see his birthplace on his actual birthday. Plus, I met some really nice people!

    January 18, 2011

  • Boston By F.

    For this winter tour, please be sure to dress in many layers. We will be outside for the whole 90 minutes.

    January 7, 2011

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