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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

5th Street/Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
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Ranked #82 of 289 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Portland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Okay, you can make a small donation and enter the cemetery or just view the grave at its location on the street corner. Franklin and his wife Deborah are both buried here.

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Groves, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are only wanting to see Ben Franklins grave, you can see it through the fence. But, if you want to see the others that are buried there that signed the Declaration of Independence, pay the 2$ and walk around. It only takes about 30 minutes max to see and maneuver around the cemetery. I feel it was worth... More

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takeitallin14
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is an automatic while in Philly. It is so close to Independence Hall, and he's such an important part of our history, its a cool take. Its right on the street and only takes a minute. Bring your pennies. You can view it from the street and not pay, but its only $2 and goes to keep up the... More

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Iuka, IL
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I read the reviews on this site before we went. I'm glad I did. We chose to view the grave of Benjamin Franklin from the sidewalk outside the cemetery basically because in their reviews most everyone stated that among all of the burial sites there were prominent political figures and four other people that signed the Declaration of Independence along... More

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Syracuse
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52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

So it is along the sidewalk so you do not need to pay to get in. But we did and I'm glad. There are 5 people buried there that signed the Declaration of Independence. The donation helps support the cemetery. There are people very willing to answer questions. I highly recommend.

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Chicago
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1,207 reviews 1,207 reviews
302 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I visited this cemetery at Christ Church Burial Ground while walking through the historical section of Philadelphia. The entry fee is $2.00. The cemetery is fenced in. Benjamin Franklin's Grave is located right next to a sidewalk and the street. We were surprised that Benjamin Franklin's Grave was so simple. Christ Church Burial Ground is one of... More

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New Jersey
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The gravesite of Benjamin Franklin and some other notable folks as well. There is a $2 fee to enter or you can peak through a metal fence and see Ben's grave from the sidewalk. There's a lot of history in the area and this is a part of it but not all that much to do here.

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Malinta OH
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

They want $5 to go into the cemetary but his grave is right along the sidewalk near the fence so you can see it in passing

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
73 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is a grave!! Nothing fancy about it, but one of our founding fathers lies there, so please be respectful. I visited and it was a great experience for me. There are 4 more signers of the Declaration of Independence there, so by all means have a look. The entry fee is $2.00, so it will not break your bank.

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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142 reviews 142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You have to pay $2 to get into this cemetery. Don't. Walk alby the fence and see it from the street and save your money.

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