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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
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Opportunity to learn more about Franklins life

The grave site is in a very old cemetery and gives visitors the opportunity to learn a little more about Benjamin Franklin and his life and death.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went there with my daughter and thought it would be interesting to visit and see where this American founder grave was. We went at the gate and they were charging to just walk into the cemetery. It just seemed very opportunistic and I did not appreciate it. Just stand outside the gate and see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The grave site is in a very old cemetery and gives visitors the opportunity to learn a little more about Benjamin Franklin and his life and death.

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were in Philadelphia yesterday and stopped by to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. If you don't want to pay the money to go into the cemetery you can see it through the fence. You can even Trac through the fence with your camera and get a good picture. The grave was covered with pennies. They are not left for luck... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Grave sits on exact corner of 5th and Arch, there is a fence you can see it perfectly and throw a penny from the fence. If you pay 2 bucks you can walk the whole graveyard and see more famous people you never heard of from Philadelphia. If you are walking by I suggest stopping for a minute and checking... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

so many people just look through the gate but for only $2 you can enter and walk through the cemetery and get a better look

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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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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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