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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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I visited the burial ground at 5th and Arch Streets which has Benjamin Franklin's grave. The entrance fee is $2 and a map of the cemetery costs $1. The most important person... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the burial ground at 5th and Arch Streets which has Benjamin Franklin's grave. The entrance fee is $2 and a map of the cemetery costs $1. The most important person buried here is Benjamin Franklin (and his wife). There are 4-5 other signers of the Declaration of Independence buried here. If you do not feel like going in... More 

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Bedford, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's cool, but not a huge highlight. Fun to stop for a minute and look through the fence and toss a penny.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old graveyard so the weather has taken it's tole on the stones. It is free to see from the sidewalk and easy to walk to, so worth a stop. A list of his accomplishments is on a plaque next to the grave. It really makes you think about what he did for the country.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the corner of Arch & 5th is the Christ Church Burial Grounds which contains Benjamin Franklins grave. I was there in winter when it had been snowing, so all you could see was the marks left by the pennies that people throw on his grave site. This is a Philadelphia tradition. It is a fairly ordinary slab for such... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was expecting something a little more elaborate instead of a simple slab. The elements are taking a toll on the marker and who knows how long before it becomes unreadable? Anyways its free to visit and only takes a couple minutes, very close to the mint as well as the Liberty Bell. One of those, well we are here, may... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're a history buff and visit Philly, it's a quick, free attraction you have to see to say you did it.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Ben Franklins grave is in a grave yard and it's good to pay respect to this great man. The grave is next door to the Philadelphia Mint easy to walk to from Independence visitors center.

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place is very close to US Mint and we crossed it and spent time in reading the signboards, which speak of history of America's top makers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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