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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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a good stop in the area

We were at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell area. Then we walked here and to the Betsy Ross house. It's all within walking distance of each other- very handy! It was neat to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Decatur, Indiana
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much history in this cemetery. Ben Franklin is the icon of the cemetery but just review the names and there are plenty of historical figures and people buried here. Simply just a place you need to visit.

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Thank Davin D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cemetery ended up being behind our hotel in Philly. We walked over to see the grave, but the cemetery was closed. They charge for entry, but Franklin's grave is right next to the fence so you can still see it after hours. There is a plaque on the post by the grave and outside on the sidewalk of Franklin's... More 

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Thank Hunter H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in the hotel right behind the church. I went with my 5 year old son and it was great to see not only Mr. Franklin's grave but all the other graves of very important people in our nations histroy.

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Thank Mike T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are into old, old cemeteries; this is your stop. If you are not into cemeteries, you can view the grave from the sidewalk. We enjoy old cemeteries so we thought it was a great find.

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Decatur, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell area. Then we walked here and to the Betsy Ross house. It's all within walking distance of each other- very handy! It was neat to see the coin tossed on the gravesite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to go into the cemetery it costs $2 a person. However you can see his grave through the fence. Very interesting to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to see Franklin's grave on Sunday morning but because the gravesite is attached to a Church the site did not open until 12. As a alternative, you may see Franklin's grave from outside the cemetery walls by viewing from a gated opening.

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Thank Craig S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here obviously to see Benjamin Franklin's gravesite but it was closed both days I went even though it is suppose to be open daily! Good thing you can see the gravesite through the metal bars. A little to surreal to see it because he was a founding father! Everyone should go see for at least a minute!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin's grave site can be seen through an iron grill work from the street if that is what you want to see. Somehow on seeing the grave the feeling that this remarkable individual became more reality and was alive .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This takes just a few minutes and is across from the Mint. You don't have to go inside the cemetery to see it there is a place outside of it. You will notice pennies on the grave - found out people put them there because he said "A penny saved is a penny earned" Makes the cemetery lots of money... More 

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