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.
Went to visit the cemetery in the heart of the historical centre only to find the cemetery closed due to bad weather - just a few showers. Apparently people from Philidelphia don't like rain! So the cemetery was closed all day but where the grave is located they have replaced the wall of the cemetery with railings so you can... 更多
We stopped here before heading to the Rocky steps. We got there early, and had heard that you have to pay to go into the cemetery (which is true). When we got there it was closed, so we couldn't have paid if we tried. But they placed Franklin's grave near a corner, so you can see it without paying to... 更多
Ben's grave is in Christ Church Cemetery. There is small donation request for entry but it is well worth it. Several signers of the Declaration are buried here also.
Kind of a must-see if doing the historical sites of Philadelphia. The cemetery is beautiful and well-maintained (that inexpensive $2 fee is put to good use). Wander among the tombstones to really appreciate how old the city of Philly is. If you don't want to spend the $2 you can easily view Benjamin Franklin's grave from the sidewalk (much of... 更多
If you visit Philadelphia you must go to Christ's Church Cemetery at 5th and Arch to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. Leave a penny for luck. After that you can spend the next hour viewing some of the most interesting colonial graves in Philadelphia. A must do in the old city.
There are at least four signers of the Constitution interred here, not the least of which is Benjamin Franklin. The staff is all volunteer--and the two we spoke with are actual members of the church that maintains the cemetery. The volunteer docents are knowledgable, polite, and encourage questions. This is a great attraction for families.
The grave is located outside the fence of the cemetery, so you can see it from the sidewalk outside. We entered the cemetery & walked through. It was OK, but lacks some of the feeling you get in Boston's historic cemeteries, & certainly the ones in New Orleans.
Did not expect to see Ben Franklins grave. You have 2 options. For free you can see the grave from the fence and alao people toss coins on top of the grave. The grave is only about 6-8 feet away from the fence so you can see it well. Your second option is to pay $2 to enter the cemetery.... 更多