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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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Take time to see the rest of the cemetery

The big draw is Franklin's grave but you can see that from the perimeter without having to go in. The rest of the cemetery is worth the price of admission. (2$ per person... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was very moving to see the burial place of Benjamin Franklin. Worthwhile to stop and see it as it's in close proximity to so many other treasures in Philadelphia, PA to see while in town.

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Thank Jason C
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a man of his remarkably noteworthy contributions to freedom and civilization, there lies the stone amongst so many of his fellow Americans. It's slightly off the beaten tourist path, but given my relatively low opinion of the museum designed under his former home, I'd surely give more credit to those who visit here vs the other to pay their... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Ben Franklin and his wife's grave is easy to find - it's near the fence and covered with pennies! You can see their grave from the sidewalk, if you don't want to go inside the cemetery.

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Thank 88PATCH
Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice to honor one of our nation's founders, but the site was closed during the week in December. Can see the grave through a fence.

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Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ben's grave can be seen any time from the sidewalk. Paying admission and walking into the cemetery is not necessary. If you a into American history, going in might be something you would like. It is a who's who of Ben's time and the early years of the new nation. There are pieces of history to learn by visiting. I... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

At the time I was there, the cemetery was not open to the public, however, the grave is visible through the wrought iron fencing. It is largely non-descript, a relatively plain slab grave (as you can see from the photos). Not much to see, wouldn't take any more than 5 minutes. Significant for what it represents, but not worth going... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The big draw is Franklin's grave but you can see that from the perimeter without having to go in. The rest of the cemetery is worth the price of admission. (2$ per person) There are 5 other signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as other noted members of Philadelphia buried here as well. This month they also had... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I look historical cemeteries so this was a must see for me. The cemetery is quite small yet tranquil. Many headstones have been eroded due to pollution but you can see so many signers of the Declaration of Independence. We enjoyed our short stroll.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Such a moving experience to be there. Worth the $2 per adult and $1 per student and $1 for the map. Really interesting to see who else is buried there!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

A quick glance and you have seen it. It really is not worth the admission but you don't have to get into see the grave. His grave is in the corner with an open fence so you can view it. Go see it and keep waking.

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