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Address: Philadelphia, PA
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Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S....

Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

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More than just Benjamin Franklin...

My wife and I came here one afternoon to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. We walked over from Independence Mall. You don't have to pay the fee to see his grave though since they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came here one afternoon to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. We walked over from Independence Mall. You don't have to pay the fee to see his grave though since they have an opening in the fence. I would recommend going inside though. The other graves are intriguing, and many other prominent people are buried here as well.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything said in other reviews seems fairly accurate to me. There's a small admission charge to enter that supports the upkeep of the cemetary; sometimes a guide will answer questions; and yes, you can see the Franklin's tombstones through the fence from the sidewalk... Whether or not you stroll the historic grounds of the Christ Church Burial Ground or not,... More 

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Thank LovesToTravelSue
Glen Allen, Virginia
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270 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We wanted to see Benjamin Franklin's grave and had just visited the US Mint directly across the road so paid the $2 fee to get in. Whilst I don't necessarily agree with being charged to visit a grave I don't mind supporting a church. The actual church though is a few blocks away from the burial ground. We also paid... More 

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Thank galaxy148
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We came here to see the tomb of Benjamin Franklin and could have spent hours wondering. As we entered there were 2 members from Christ Church to answer questions, they did charge a $2/person fee and offered a $1 map which we declined because we did not have the time to spend looking in detail. If you at all like... More 

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Thank Courtney M
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our Philadelphia Pass granted us admission here. Neat old church and cemetery. If the only draw is Ben Franklin's grave though, you can see it through the wrought iron gate :)

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Thank mdgipsy
Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

There is a $2 charge to enter the grounds but the only real draw is Ben Franklin's grave. Most of the headstones are no longer legible but some do have placards with info. Only 2 benches right next to Franklin's grave. Doesn't seem like the fee is maintaining anything. Should probably be a donation-recommended attraction.

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Thank Haley N
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Stumbled upon this cemetery by accident, it is located right outside the mint and near the other main attractions. Benjamin Franklin is buried here which is the main draw. You don't need to go into the cemetery to see his grave but we did as it interesting with all the old headstones and many other historical figures are buried here.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Stopped by the Christ Church Cemetery to see the grave of good ol' Ben Franklin. This man's life and accomplishments are displayed next to his grave like a big metal resume. His grave is covered in pennies because he is credited with the saying, "a penny saved is a penny earned." The church makes $4,000 a year from the pennies... More 

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Thank mvscott
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We visited this burial ground as part of our guided tour through several graveyards and finished here at Benjamin Franklin's grave.

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Thank Sarah B
Indialantic, Florida
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to see Ben Franklin's grave which you can see through a gate, but we paid the $2/adult admission fee 15 min before closing to look around anyway. I think they should have just waived us through we so little time left, but oh well. As the others have said, Ben Franklin's grave is rather plain. Many of the... More 

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