The  Franklin Inn Club is a cozy urban oasis where lovers of arts and culture have gathered for meals and comradery for more than a century to discuss current events and explore new ideas, hear prominent speakers, and express, over good food and wine, their opinions on the arts, science, law, and politics. It’s a warm and comfortable refuge from fast-paced urban life, where Innmates— as our members call themselves— can spend an hour or two enjoying a leisurely meal and intelligent conversation with friends and guests, or just spend a quiet hour or two reading and relaxing.

It’s modeled after Ben Franklin’s ideal private club: a cordial gathering of diverse minds united in the pursuit of useful ideas and the lively exchange of views. Its century old culture doesn’t tolerate pretension or stodginess. Were he here today, we like to think Ben would feel right at home.

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