St. Paul, Minnesota

Nov. 27, 2009 - July 4, 2010
Minnesota History Center

Santa Ana, California

Dec. 16, 2010 – Mar. 13, 2011
Bowers Museum

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2011 – July 31, 2011
Heinz History Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sept. 2, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012
Gerald Ford Museum

Washington, D.C.

Febr. 10, 2012 – May 6, 2012
National Archives

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

Meet Ben


Discover fun and little known facts about Franklin. You’ll be surprised by what you learn! Did you know that Ben had two birthdays? Learn More

Interactive Timeline

Explore Franklin's life through an interactive timeline. Learn about his life-long interest in self-improvement, communication, community, science, politics and diplomacy. Learn More.


Would you hire Ben? Read his resume.
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Online Experience

Scientist, inventor, diplomat, humorist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Experience the adventures of an extraordinary man. Learn More.

General Resources

Explore essays and articles, Franklin-related websites, a bibliography of Franklin-related books for adults and young readers, and a chronology of major events in Franklin’s life. Learn More.

*Photos courtesy of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, photography by Graydon Wood