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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Pay the $2 and pay your respects

I see a lot of reviews saying you can stand on the street, and snap a picture through the gate, which is true, if that's all you want. I am not a Ben Franklin enthusiast, but it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Yankton, South Dakota
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Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I see a lot of reviews saying you can stand on the street, and snap a picture through the gate, which is true, if that's all you want. I am not a Ben Franklin enthusiast, but it was worth it to me, to pay the couple bucks they ask to help restore the cemetary, to go in for a better... More 

Thank ificouldonlyfly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have seen this several times. The ironic thing is people toss money on his grave. Ben used to say" A penny saved is a penny earned" The good news is the cemetery is using g the money to restore the grave.

Thank Dianne A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This has an interest for you.... On his grave Ben Franklin has many pennies on his grave!!!! See why, I am not sure why but it is of interest, also around the same area the fire dept and a few more points of interest find pennies on the grave They are lucky for you travel day a few interesting restaurants... More 

Thank thomas p
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Part of the American history. Worth passing by for that reason. You can take a picture from outside the gate and to the next independence attraction.

Thank Remco M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 21 November 2016

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 15 November 2016 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 

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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.

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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 

Thank freutmich
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.

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