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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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Interesting old cemetery

We are always interested in old cemeteries and the one where Benjamin and Deborah Franklin are buried did not disappoint. In addition to their grave being clearly marked at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I guess that visiting this grave is mandatory for American to learn about the history. You have to pay to access the cemetery. It is worth, if you tour the entire cemetery, but if you just want to see the Franklin's (and his wife Deborah) grave, that can be done from outside. People have this habit to throw a cent... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We are always interested in old cemeteries and the one where Benjamin and Deborah Franklin are buried did not disappoint. In addition to their grave being clearly marked at the front of the cemetery, there is a path entwining other graves. Stones are in various states of disrepair. We did see some caretakers working on markers. Interesting variety of headstones.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My friend and I saw Ben's grave from the outside of the cemetery, which in my opinion was just as good as getting up close. His grave was covered in coins. I thought it was odd you had to pay in order to get into the cemetery; that part seemed like a tourist trap to me. There were more people... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went by on his birthday. The grave yard was closed, but his tomb is right up front next to the street. He is buried there with his family which I thought was nice. Worth stopping by for a look at one of the men who shaped America.

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Vicenza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Meh. Just in a simple courtyard along the sidewalk. If you weren't taking your time to read the nondescript plaques, you'd miss it. The Colonies didn't have the resources to get too ballistic with a grand mausoleum the way the Europeans did.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to see the liberty bell and Benjamin Franklin's grave in Philadelphia. It was nice to be able to see it and feel that we touched a bit of history. We were just doing a quick visit, so it would have been nice to have been on an actual tour were we could have heard more information.

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You can see Franklin grave from the street for free. the tour is much more interesting. you won't be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

You will find the grave across from Independance Mall. Very plain but if you are already here check it out.

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

History is a wonderful thing and getting close to Ben Franklin the inventor, statesman, printer and all around magnificent countryman is an experience not to be missed. It all started in Philadelphia.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You can look in right from the sidewalk just as others have stated. You can read his gravestone and then move on. Simple!

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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East

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