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Review of Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Benjamin Franklin's Grave
5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-922-1695
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$30*
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Ranked #95 of 555 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bluffton
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

It was amazing to think that below our feet lay one of the most historic men. You don't get opportunities like that every day to see where someone like this is buried. Definately a great experience!

Visited December 2012
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Montclair, New Jersey
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“Pay your respect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Benjamin Franklin's Grave is located in a corner of a small cemetery. One can pay a $2 fee and enter, or you may see it from the street, take a picture between the bars and move on… Franklin’s grave is right next to his wife. Whatever one chooses to do, it is definitely a quick but worth a visit stop during a tour of historical sites.

Visited May 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Go Flip a Penny!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Historical! Definitely visit one of the Founder's graves to pay your respect! Although it is fenced in, you can clearly view the grave near the sidewalk and flip a penny for good luck! :) Pictures can be taken between the iron bars...Doesn't really obstruct the view.

Visited June 2012
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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“Part of a Tippler Tour of Phila brews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

One of the stops of the Tippler tour was Christ Church cemetery wher Ben Franklin is buried. They broke out the Yards Tavern Spruce which was Ben's recipe and we toasted to Ben over his grave. The keeper's tour of the place was amazing.

Visited October 2012
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“Christ Church Cemetery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This spot is directly across the street from the US Mint, and it is a must-see while in Philadelphia. There is a nominal fee to enter the cemetery itself -- I think it's $2 or so a person. But I think that's OK to prevent just anyone from wandering around this cemetery, with its very old (and very fragile) tombstones. At any rate, it's definitely worth the price of admission. Franklin's grave (which can be viewed from the sidewalk outside through the fence, for those who don't want to pay) is compelling, especially the epitaph on the nearby pillar which he wrote for himself as a young man. But the other graves in the cemetery are nearly as interesting -- besides Franklin, there are 3-4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence interred here. Be sure to stop in for a visit.

Visited November 2012
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