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Enjoying history as much as we do, we really appreciated the opportunity to visit this grave site, and realize that we were walking the same streets and viewing some of the same sites as our forefathers.
The cemetery in Christ Church burying ground is more than just Ben Franklins grave. You can see his grave from the sidewalk but I recommend paying the $1 and walking the cemetery. There are a number of other patriots buried there.
Ben Franklin is one of our favorite historical figures. We homeschool and used this vacation as a field trip too so it only made sense to stop by his gravesite. We didn’t pay to actually go into the cemetery, but his grave is directly beside...More
Benjamin Franklin, to be honest, was a person I had little interest in. I don't know why I felt that way, but after visiting Philly in July I purchased a biography of Franklin and came to appreciate the man. He did a lot of incredible...More
Spoiler alert.... you can see the grave without going in, however we went in and paid the nominal amount so we could see other burial sites as well. Very humbling and awesome at the same time to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. Whether you are a...More
I would not pay to enter the cemetery to get the same view you get from the perimeter fence. It is worthwhile to pay your respects to this great patriot through the open fence. The cemetery people should have bricked this in and forced people...More