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Christ Church Cemetery

Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-922-1695
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Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been inside the cemetery before so this year, I visited Ben Franklin from outside the fence surrounding the cemetery -- to pay my respects. Just walking around this historic area where our Founding Fathers lived and worked, was pretty neat (especially in light...More

Thank susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Benjamin Franklin'so grave is clearly visible from the street it is still worth paying the nominal fee for a quiet stroll through this historic graveyard. Apart from Benjamin Franklin and other signees of the Declaration of Independence there are other interesting graves to discover....More

Thank Salty-seadogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to see Ben Franklin's grave, which you can see through the fence, but paid the $3 to go inside and walk around. I'm from the west coast, where we have fewer of these really old cemeteries, so it was interesting to see graves...More

Thank Nardosmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet corner in the midst of activity outside the fence. The gravestones are very weathered but it is nice to see that the cemetery has been maintained as part of our heritage. We had no guide; just walked around and it takes less than 15...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$2-3 to get in. Ben Franklin’s grave is nice to see but is visible through the fence, so.... Many of the other graves are very weathered and difficult to read. Small signs identify the most important burial sites. For the entry fee, I would have...More

Thank dino1903
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I recently visited Christ Church Cemetery as part of a tour with Grim Philly. Our guide for the cemetery tour was Bob and he was great! Very personable and knowledgeable and funny too! During our stop at Benjamin Rush's grave, Bob discussed some of the...More

Thank briannamoira88
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Final resting place of Benjamin Franklin along with four other signers of the Declaration of Independence. There are other famous people buried here such as congressmen, mayors, generals, the father of modern surgery and father of American psychiatry just to list a few. The burial...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It was an honor to see the grave of Benjamin Franklin. We weren't able to enter the cemetery, but his grave was right next to the fence. I wish we could have looked around at the other graves.

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The final resting place of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rush and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin and daughter, this graveyard charges three dollars per person to visit. Guided tours cost more. The Franklins' graves, however, are next to the northwest corner of the cemetery (by...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Christ Church burial ground is about a two acre cemetery where over four thousand people are buried. There are five of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence buried here. The most notable of those signatories is Benjamin Franklin. One other notable person buried...More

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ChristChurchPhila
20 April 2017|
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Response from ChristChurchPhila | Property representative |
Christ Church Burial Ground is a nonprofit historic site. Your small admission fee ($2 for adults and $1 for children) goes towards the upkeep of the grounds, the preservation of the gravestones, and keeping a staff of tour... More
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ChristChurchPhila
20 April 2017|
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Response from ChristChurchPhila | Property representative |
Yes. The Burial Ground is open during its normal tourism hours (10:00-4:00) each day (12:00-4:00 on Sunday). Visitors will not have full access to the Franklin gravesite until the preservation is completed, but they can look... More
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