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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

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Address: 5th Street/Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Amazing to see the grave of such an important character in history. Grave is very simple not what you would expect for such a man. Entree fee is $2 which I understand. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing to see the grave of such an important character in history. Grave is very simple not what you would expect for such a man. Entree fee is $2 which I understand. They have to keep the site in good order. I think a must do when I'm Philly. Short visit about 5-10 minutes if you want to see all... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I think visiting Benjamin Franklin’s grave is a must see if in the Philly Independence area. Benjamin Franklin was a premiere Founding Father and spent his time in Philly. You can see it whether the cemetery is open or not, ( see pictures attached to this site). When I visited the cemetery was closed anyway, but the view from the... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I was in Philadelphia twelve years ago and have always been a history buff. It was interesting to see the grave of dr. Benjamin Franklin and to see all the pennies rested on it. I guess for luck. Interesting.

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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Christ Church Cemetery just across the street from Independence Visitor Center was something you never think you will see. After hearing a a ton of history about Benjamin Franklin and his influence on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the United States, it was quite fitting to see his final resting place. You can see the grave through the green fence or you... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The graveyard is the Christ Churches graveyard and filled with some cool headstones. We tossed pennies on Ben Franklins grave for luck!

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Strong, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not a major attraction I suppose. However, stopping here gives you a sense of the flow of time and history, if you take the time to stroll through the grounds. A small place tucked in off the street where you can put yourself back in the moment. And to stand by the grave of Ben Franklin and contemplate the life... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Benjamin Franklin has always been interesting to me. Statesman, inventor, scientist, founding father, he was and will always be amazing. Even my grandson wanted to see his grave site. It is not far from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a short walk. The grave is covered with a cracked marble, which has many pennies and other coins thrown on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Its cool to see but not sure its worth paying to see; especially since you can view it from outside the fence.

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Utica, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a horse and carriage ride around to see some sights and he dropped us off here. It was nice to see! I am not a big fan of large crowds and waiting in line and there was none of that here. Throw a coin on his grave for good luck!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

The grave yard is very interesting, not only for Ben Franklin but all of the other people associated with the founding of Philadelphia and the the United States. Include it with your tour of the historical district and the museums.

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