Located right next to sidewalk, you don't even need to enter burial grounds to view the tombstone. Oldest gravesite I've ever seen.
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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
Sadly when I got there the cemetery was closed, however you can still see Benjamin Franklin's grave from the outside, and it is supposedly good luck to put a penny on his grave.
My friend and I wanted to go to Philly mainly for the history and we were not disappointed. Ben Franklins grave and other noteworthy people are located in the Christ Church Cemetery.People toss pennies on his grave and they collect about $4000 each year. Three...More
Seems a shame to charge a fee to enter a Church Cemetery; especially one that holds our beloved founding father, Benjamin Franklin. Nevertheless, it's a low $3 to $8 to stand next to his final resting place. Tour of the Colonial cemetery at Christ's Church...More
A small entrance fee of $2 to walk around, but great to see the burial place of Ben Franklin. Also, plenty of other markers and headstones from that era.... Well worth the time to go inside and walk around, just need to be sure to...More
You can actually see Ben Franklin's grave through the fence from the sidewalk, however, for a nominal admission you can go inside. My daughter really wanted to do this, however the first time we walked by, we were limited on time due to tickets for...More
I guess we could have done this cheaply and just looked at his grave from the sidewalk through the bars of the fence but we paid and my daughter had a grand time perfecting her photography skills with all the old headstones in the cemetery....More
If your doing a self-guided walking tour, you should definitely pass by. You can see the grave from the sidewalk, so no need to enter the cemetery. Definitely look up why people toss a penny on it, and how they claim that is the reason...More