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Description: 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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Not bad for $2

We only spent 3 hours in Philadelphia as we were on a coach tour, but one of the things I wanted to do was to look at the grave of Benjamin Franklin (once I got to Philadelphia... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We only spent 3 hours in Philadelphia as we were on a coach tour, but one of the things I wanted to do was to look at the grave of Benjamin Franklin (once I got to Philadelphia and saw it was a thing I could do - I didn't base my holiday around it or anything like that!) You can... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is not right that you have to pay to go into a cemetery. I think it's disrespectful to the people buried there. That said, you can walk by and look through the fence. That's what I recommend doing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

With 7 signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as other early historic figures it is well worth the $2 to take a stroll among their resting sites. The grounds are peaceful and full of history.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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62 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You can view the famous marble slab of Ben Franklin's resting place along with his wife. Can actually pitch a penny and make a wish curbside. But I do recommend you walk through the cemetery as there are many dignitaries not mentioned in the brochure.

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Orlando, Florida
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401 reviews 401 reviews
310 attraction reviews
1,025 helpful votes 1,025 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After touring Christ Church off 2nd and Market streets, I tried to locate the cemetery to no avail. Not until walking past 5th and Arch streets did I see a wrought iron fence that had replaced a masonry wall—the location of Ben Franklin’s grave. Just down the street from that is the entrance to the main cemetery, which dates to... More 

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United States
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361 reviews 361 reviews
181 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Christ Church Burial Ground is the final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, multiple Revolutionary and Civil War heroes, and of course inventor and ambassador Benjamin Franklin. You can see some of Franklin's grave from outside the cemetery, but not all the plaques in his honor. The entrance fee is is only a few $$; go... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We debated paying and going in when you can see Ben Franklin's grave through the fence. We ended up paying to go in and are glad we did. You need to check out the plaque on the wall near Franklin's grave (which you can't see from outside). It made us all chuckle and my daughter is still talking about it.

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Parkville, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This site is an old cemetery, in which a number of historically-important persons are buried. The most famous one is Benjamin Franklin but several signers of the Declaration of Independence are also there. You walk around the graveyard as you wish on a self-guided tour. An admission fee is charged. We had Philadelphia Passes, which included this site, so I’m... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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137 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you have the time, and a few dollars to spare, this Cemetery is well worth a visit. It's the burial place of 5 of the people who signed the "Declaration of Independence", the most famous of whom must surely be Benjamin Franklin. Getting there involves crossing 5th Street (on one side of the Independence Visitor Center) and proceeding around... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For the two dollars it costs it is well worth going inside to walk around. It is a very old grave site with 7 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The gravestones are very unique and the walk is quite pleasant. You can finish up your walk around the cemetery by visiting Ben Franklin's grave site. It was a great... More 

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Address: Address: Philadelphia, PA
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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