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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-922-1695
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5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Center East
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5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-922-1695
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Was worth a visit as part of our study of Benjamin Franklin. We got a little confused trying to find it - the graveyard is not near the church but is in walking distance. Unless there are other graves you wish to visit DON'T pay...More

Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The grave is viewable from the sidewalk. There is no need to pay the $3.00 fee to go inside. There isn't really much to see. However, if you are interested in the other historic tombs, it would be worth the fee. People throw pennies on...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Yes, you can see Ben Franklin's grave from just outside the gate, but it's a mere $3 to enter the entire cemetery to view the other headstones present. Franklin's grave is impressive and any history buff will want to see it (and if you visit...More

Thank Emmalee W
Reviewed 2 November 2017

There is a charge of $3 to enter the graveyard. Fortunately for people who are "careful with their money", Ben's grave is sited on the perimeter of the cemetery and can be easily viewed through the railings - so that's quite a few pennies earned...More

Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This grave is on the edge of the cemetery and can be viewed through the iron bar fencing. Franklin was a famous American and one of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence. He is buried here with his wife Deborah.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

You can pay to go inside the Christ Church and to see graves of other Declaration of Independence signors. However you can catch Benjamin Franklin's grave through the iron bars once you turn the corner. You will see he has many pennies on top of...More

Thank shellydehart
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Whilst, you can enter the Christ church and churchyard for a fee, it is possible to view Benjamin Franklin's grave through the iron fencing on the side adjacent to the US Mint. It is moving to see his grave & the pennies tossed onto the...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Located in the corner of Christ Church cemetery is the final resting place of one of the most famous Americans who ever lived, Benjamin Franklin. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and is credited for "discovering" electricity.

1  Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Located right next to sidewalk, you don't even need to enter burial grounds to view the tombstone. Oldest gravesite I've ever seen.

1  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

As Christ church and churchyard does not open until 1pm on a Sunday, could only glimpse the gravestone covered in pennies through the iron fencing. The reason for the pennies - his motto "a penny saved is a penny earned! Well worth a peek

1  Thank lgmsomerset
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