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“You don't have to pay for the whole tour.” 3 of 5 stars
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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Ranked #96 of 555 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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“You don't have to pay for the whole tour.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It was nice to tour the cemetery where Ben Franklin is buried, along with other signers of the Declaration of Independence, but I didn't like that we had to pay to do it. I understand, of course, that the money helps to keep the cemetery in good shape, but I thought it was a little expensive for a walk through a graveyard. You can see Ben Franklin's grave from the sidewalk for free.

This sounds like a criticism, but I don't mean it that way. It was nice seeing this place and paying my respects to people who helped fight for our independence.

Visited July 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Don't have to enter the cementary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Benjamin Franklin's grave could be found at the corner of the cementary that faced a street. You could viewed the grave from the outside as the gates/ fence is grated and not the stone fence.
Don't forget to leave a penny on his grave for luck. And if you are done, the US Mint is just across the street.

Visited July 2013
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“Great side trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Nice place to take a break on a hot summer day. Lovely cemetery where 6 signers of the Declaration are interned. Lots of benches and shade. Several unusual headstones. Enjoyed watching people throw money on Franklin's grave as a way to help support this cemetery.

Visited June 2013
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Stow, OH
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“"A quick walk-by"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Just stopped here on way back to our car. Is not far from the Independence Hall visitor center. We didn't go on an official tour but just walked by the gate behind which is his grave marker. There were scattered pennies on the grave.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“A view from a fence.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We did take the tour because we were not sure where his grave was. We didn't take the time to look through the rot iron fence before entering. There was a fee but it wasn't much. If you are on the fence line and don't want to pay to get in you can see that his grave is right by the fence and covered in pennies. Ha, so cool. We had to snap our pics and drop our pennies as well.

Visited March 2013
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