Walking Tour

Benjamin Franklin's Edinburgh Walking Tour


Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2024

(2-30 Aug: 1:30pm)

Journey back in time to September 1759, when Franklin first visited the centre of the Scottish Enlightenment. Find out how this visit, seventeen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, influenced his small but significant edit to that world-changing document.

As a companion piece to An American Love Letter to Edinburgh (1-25 August), Rick Conte will lead small groups to the places described in the show, such as where Franklin was made a Guild Brethren of the City, where David Hume lived, and where the Speculative Society met.

There will be opportunities to ask questions about Franklin's visits, and about Rick's own 35 years spent in this beautiful city.

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Please note that the walking tours are ticketed via EventBrite at the link above. The walking tours meet at the Adam Black statue, East Princes Street.


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    • £12.00
    • 2-30 August 2024
    • 60 minutes
    • Scottish Storytelling Centre
    • subvenue External Venue
    • 12+
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    43-45 High St, Edinburgh

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    0131 556 9579 reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com

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