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Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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History of makers of America!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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.

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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,

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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 

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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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