Benjamin Franklin Tour 2018

Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Independence Hall

We’d like to invite you to join us on our 2018 Life of Benjamin Franklin Tour this September, to explore the rich history of our nation during the life of Benjamin Franklin. We will begin in Philadelphia, and see the effect that Benjamin Franklin had on the city, through his printing shop, inventions, and organizations such as the American Philosophical Society. Continuing west through Pennsylvania, we will see early settlements in Pennsylvania, and French and Indian War battlefields. Back in Philadelphia, we’ll consider the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and the beginning of the American Revolution, before visiting some battlefields of the Revolution, such as Brandywine and Germantown. We’ll conclude at Benjamin Franklin’s grave after considering his influence on the U.S. Constitution at Independence Hall.

Information

Dates – September 3-8, 2018.

Prices As usual, the price just includes costs. If it turns out to be significantly lower, we will refund the difference.

  • Adults – $275
  • Children 13-18 – $255
  • Children 6-12 – $235
  • Children 3-5 – $205
  • Children 1-2 – $140
  • Young children not requiring a bus seat are free

Payment – Deposit of $50 required by July 31 to reserve your place. Payment in full due by August 31.

You can pay using the booking section later on this page. In the checkout process you will have the option to pay credit card or mailing a check.

Includes – All admissions, transportation beginning from the hotel, all lunches, and breakfasts at the hotel.

Hotel – We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Fort Washington, PA for the entire tour. The cost per night is $80+tax for a standard room with 2 queens or $100+tax for a suite with 2 queens.

Tour Map

Schedule

Monday, September 3

11:45 – Leave Hotel in Fort Washington
12:00 – Opening Lunch
1:30 – Leave
2:00 – Elfreth’s Alley
2:20 – Benjamin Franklin Court
Benjamin Franklin Museum
Printing Office
Courtyard
3:45 – Leave
4:00 – The Rosenbach
5:00 – Leave
6:00 – Hotel

Tuesday – September 4

Ephrata Cloister

8:00 – Leave Hotel
9:00 – Ephrata Cloister
11:00 – Leave
11:45 – Daniel Boone Homestead
1:15 – Leave
2:30 – Fireman’s Hall Museum
3:45 – Leave
4:00 – American Philosophical Society
5:00 – Leave
6:00 – Hotel

Wednesday – September 5

Fort Ligonier

7:30 – Leave Hotel
8:45 – Cornwall Iron Furnace
10:15 – Leave
1:15 – Fort Ligonier
3:15 – Leave
4:00 – Bushy Run Battlefield
5:30 – Leave
7:00 – Dinner
8:30 – Leave
11:30 – Hotel

Thursday – September 6

Carpenters Hall

8:30 – Leave Hotel
9:15 – Liberty Bell
10:00 – Walking Tour Philadelphia
Carpenter’s Hall
Christ Church
12:00 – Declaration House
12:45 – Leave
1:00 – Museum of the American Revolution
3:45 – Leave
4:45 – Brandywine Battlefield
6:15 – Leave
6:45 – Hotel

Friday – September 7

Cliveden

8:15 – Leave Hotel
8:45 – Germantown Battlefield – Cliveden
10:45 – Leave
11:20 – Fort Mifflin
Lunch
2:45 – Leave
3:30 – Valley Forge
6:00 – Leave
6:15 – Hotel

Saturday – September 8
8:00 – Leave Hotel
8:45 – Independence Hall
10:30 – Christ Church Burying Ground
11:30 – Leave
12:00 – Lunch
2:00 – Hotel

Contact

Please send us any questions via our contact page.