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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

5th Street/Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
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Ranked #74 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Forney, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You can not go very far around Philly, with seeing something related to Ben Franklin. So we decided to see his final resting place. It was a 5-10 min walk from Independence Hall, there was other thing to see along the way. The same cemetery that Franklin is buried in, there are four other signers of the Declaration of Independence... More

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Dallas, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I would not go out of my way to go to the cemetary, but if you are close or passing by, you should stop. The cemetary cost $2 and it has walls around it. But where Franklin is buried, there is an iron gate so you can see it without going into the cemetary. It is very plain, no great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A shady place for quit reflection. Place a penny on Ben's grave for luck. Worth a visit and two dollars to appreciate our past.

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Roanoke Rapids
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It seems like a shame that relatively little is made of the final resting place of one most important men in the founding of our nation. This pretty little corner seems to get swallowed up in all the history.

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

His grave is, of course, located in a cemetery. However, he is right on the edge of the cemetery right next to the sidewalk. Most of the cemetery is walled off, but they put a fence next to his grave so you can see it anytime, day or night. Just walk on by and get a quick look.

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Asheville, NC
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274 reviews 274 reviews
118 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It doesn't cost anything to see Ben Franklin's grave, and it doesn't cost much time either. The stone wall has been replaced with an iron gate and you can see it from the street. It's a few feet the other side. The marble cover over his grave is very plain. If you're expecting to read a pithy "Franklinism" as his... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

There is an admission fee to the cemetery, but Franklin's grave is in a corner and they have removed the brick wall and replaced it with a fence. You can see the grave, but not sure I would pay to go through the cemetary

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Miami, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Not sure I would go out of my way to come here but it's right in the main area so easy to walk by and throw a penny onto the grave. Not sure the significance of this but it's the thing to do. You can see the grave from the street or pay $2 to walk through the cemetary. I... More

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Israel, Jerusalem
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

coming from Washington DC after a 2 day trip to see all the monuments it was weird to see that such an important figure in the US history has such a simple grave. I guess it is also part of the family request but still, so close to the Constitution plaza and other important attractions around it's almost as someone... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Close from the street, Benjamin Franklin and his wife's marble slab and pitch pennies onto it. I opted to pay the $2.00 admission and walk through the cemetery. Important figures in Philadelphia are there also, Philadelphia's wartime firsts, physician in psychiatry and many others. They do have group tours and some times have to catch the cemetery when it is... More

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