What You'll Do
Benjamin Franklin—one of American history's most compelling characters—spent much of his life living in Philadelphia's Old City, leaving an indelible mark on the town and the nascent United States. With longtime Franklin interpreter and actor Bill Robling, you'll walk the streets of the Old City, hearing about the Renaissance man's exploits as a civic activist, scientist, author, and political theorist. Between sharing little-known stories of Franklin's life, Robling will explain the methods he uses to research and develop his portrayals of the legendary figure.
Explore Benjamin Franklin's Old Haunts
Wander the streets of the Old City, hearing stories about Franklin's innovations, discoveries, and larger-than-life exploits
Learn What It Takes to Be Franklin
Professional Benjamin Franklin interpreter Bill Robling leads the walk, offering a window into how he channels Philly's most famous Founding Father
Each event is capped at 15 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.
Actor, Ben Franklin Expert
Few can claim that they're as immersed in the history of Philly as Bill Robling: for over a decade, Bill has worked as a professional Benjamin Franklin interpreter. Years of research and role development have allowed him to perfectly portray Franklin, helping him earn the leading role in the History Channel's Benjamin Franklin, an American Life.
Where You'll Meet
Tours begin at the Independence Visitor Center.