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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Address: 5th Street/Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
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Ranked #85 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The graveyard is the Christ Churches graveyard and filled with some cool headstones. We tossed pennies on Ben Franklins grave for luck!

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Strong, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not a major attraction I suppose. However, stopping here gives you a sense of the flow of time and history, if you take the time to stroll through the grounds. A small place tucked in off the street where you can put yourself back in the moment. And to stand by the grave of Ben Franklin and contemplate the life... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Benjamin Franklin has always been interesting to me. Statesman, inventor, scientist, founding father, he was and will always be amazing. Even my grandson wanted to see his grave site. It is not far from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, a short walk. The grave is covered with a cracked marble, which has many pennies and other coins thrown on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Its cool to see but not sure its worth paying to see; especially since you can view it from outside the fence.

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Utica, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a horse and carriage ride around to see some sights and he dropped us off here. It was nice to see! I am not a big fan of large crowds and waiting in line and there was none of that here. Throw a coin on his grave for good luck!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

The grave yard is very interesting, not only for Ben Franklin but all of the other people associated with the founding of Philadelphia and the the United States. Include it with your tour of the historical district and the museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you are at the visitors centre then it is worth walking across to the graveyard where you can see Franklins grave and also those of 5 others who were involved in independence and the constitution

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Costs a couple dollars to actually go in the cemetery, $5 with a tour, but you can see the grave through the railings of the fence. A bit underwhelming - no statue or anything but very traditional. Great timeline of his life posted outside the fence as well.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This isn't the most monumental thing in Philadelphia, but it's just up the street from the Liberty Bell and probably worth the 10 minute detour. The tradition is to throw a penny on the grave, though you probably don't have to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Passed the Christchurch graveyard where Benjamin Franklin is buried you can see his grave through the railings.

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