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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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We spent a day in Philadelphia on our North American trip. Our hotel was within walking distance of many of the sites associated with Franklin's life and work. The cemetery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Ozark, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We walked to this after visiting other sites in the area (Betsy Ross house) and were surprised by the fee being charged to walk the cemetery. There are very old graves inside to visit but Franklin's grave can be seen through the outside fence in the far front corner, and should probably be viewed from here. Charging for this seems... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a day in Philadelphia on our North American trip. Our hotel was within walking distance of many of the sites associated with Franklin's life and work. The cemetery containing his grave was surprisingly modest, as was the grave itself.We learnt a lot about the man and his achievements during our time in the city. His dignified final resting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This might be important but it is just a grave. It is simply another way someone who is faceless to scam $'s from the tourist. My advice is to look at the grave throigh the fence for free.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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