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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-922-1695
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You will be asked for a donation , they even offer tours for a bit higher contribution. Whats sweet, you dont need to go into the courtyard, rather take photos from Arch St at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be asked for a donation , they even offer tours for a bit higher contribution. Whats sweet, you dont need to go into the courtyard, rather take photos from Arch St at no cost,

Thank Trixie1943
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold day, Benjamin Franklin’s grave on Christ Church Burial Ground looks forlorn. Visitors who usually flock to the site and, for “good luck,” toss modest coins onto the grave have turned their attention elsewhere. Maybe this is a good time to remember Franklin (1706-1790) not only as one of the Founding Fathers of America, but also as Franklin,... More 

Thank Elisabeth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say more about the guy.. I like him better than George Washington. Show he some respect people. He did it all for America. You dont need to pay the $2 to go in and see the grave. You can see it from the sidewalk.. Many people toss coins on to it .. It's very close to the... More 

Thank krocking123
Longwood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We did not pay the entry fee. There is a gate you can see thru and read about Ben on signage from the street. Interesting that he, his wife, and son are buried there.

Thank jennstar79
Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

There are times it's difficult to wrap your head around what you're seeing. That's how I felt standing at the foot of Benjamin Franklin's grave. This man was a guiding force of our nation's birth. His contributions to government, science, and culture are legendary. Knowing this was his final resting place was humbling and awe-inspiring. You can see his grave... More 

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Flushing, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ben Franklin remains the most accessible of the Founding Fathers (actually, as a grandfather at the time). Since 1858, his grave has been visible via a metal fence in the cemetery wall that was rebuilt in the 1920s. While one might not linger too longer, it is a strong connection with history.

Thank Fox11354
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This tangible experience of the lives of, and deaths of, our forefathers was a moving experience. The beautiful fall sun shining through the leaves made our walk through history even more meaningful. It was difficult seeing the weathered markers of military heroes, Benjamin Franklin's grave and children stolen from their parents by illness. What a wonderful legacy we Americans have.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you love history and reading very old tombstones, this one is great!! lots of famous people including Benjamin Franklin are buried here. And his grave was visible from our hotel room Wyndham Historic District. He is buried in Christ Church Cemetery and was an extremely great man. We need more men like him today. I am so happy that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

First of all, I'm glad they cut the brick wall near the grave so you can see it without actually having to pay to go in the cemetery. They did place some iron bars there, put it is easily viewable through them. We enjoyed seeing it and reading some of the plaques.

Thank Frank I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

They charge to enter the cemetery now but be aware the BF grave is right along the fenceline. Its easy to identify because there are coins all over it. I asked the people I noticed tossing coins why they were doing it and the response was "I don't know it just said to do this on the internet". I imagine... More 

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