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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
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Ginger B
Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Climb14ers
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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.

Thank JRsNeighbor
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!

1 Thank Butmomwhy
Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

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.

Thank Alisa D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you're into early American history, and Benjamin Franklin in particular, you must visit his grave.

Thank hodah1
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is absolutely not worth the $14 we would have paid for a family of four to get into. We gained access via the 3-day Philadelphia Pass. Ok, it's a very old graveyard. That said, most of the headstones are either so weather worn or belong to people you've never heard of that it would only really be cool at... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The nice thing is you can view this through the iron fence just fine without having to pay admission. Don't forget your pennies though, it is common to toss pennies on his grave "a penny saved is a penny earned". They sweep the grave twice daily of the pennies and they go to support a local church. If you want... More 

1 Thank Leigh Anne B
Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ok, it's Ben Franklin's grave, but there's nothing fancy or special about it. It isn't even the original one. Unless you have a desire to see other graves in the cemetery, I recommend taking a photo of it through the fence from outside the cemetery and save your 2 dollars entrance fee.

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