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Christ Church Cemetery

Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #86 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Weston, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You definitively need to buy a map... They charge for it as well as the admission but without the map, you will only see the grave of Benjamin Franklin and his wife. More notables are buried there. It reminded me of the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited Christ Church Cemetery while walking through the historical section of Philadelphia. Christ Church Burial Ground is one of America’s most interesting Colonial and Revolution-era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia. Franklin's burial site was by far the main attraction. Almost all of the other graves were... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I couldn't give this place a five star review was because I didn't agree with/care for paying admission. In my opinion, it seems utterly disrespectful to charge admission to a graveyard and to have a little stand just inside the gates that sells souvenirs and drinks. I would rather have chosen to give a donation to the upkeep in the... More

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Farmingdale, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was such a treat to stroll through the church and it's grounds. It was so historical! I had has such a wonderful presences and if you're looking to learn history, this place is it!

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New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

There is a nominal fee to enter this cemetery, but it's worth it. Several famous people are buried here, most notably Ben Franklin. (Be sure to throw a penny for good luck!) Almost all the names and information on the graves have been worn away over time but there are markers that point out the notable people. We paid a... More

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Asheville, NC
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302 reviews 302 reviews
134 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This cemetery, the burial ground for Christ Church, isn't located by the church. It's just off of Independence Mall. While it includes the grave for Benjamin Franklin and other signers of the Declaration of Independence, that isn't the reason you should take the tour. The main reason for going inside is to get another view of what life was like... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very interesting cemetery. We were fortunate enough to be there during Memorial weekend and arrive here during a Memorial ceremony which was quiet touching. Many of the headstones are worn and broken but still interesting knowing Ben Franklin lies there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After the hustle and bustle of Independence Square, it was nice to walk around a quiet place. Being a genealogist, looking at the names and dates of the people and families buried there was interesting. Just think of the history some of these people lived through.

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Missoula, Montana
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193 reviews 193 reviews
56 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

For whatever reason, I was not able to get into the cemetery. No one was in it, and it was locked up tight on a Wednesday afternoon. There are signs about it, but it was locked up tight. I was glad that after searching for it in the pouring rain, I glanced down to see a grave with many pennies... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We found this place on a map and were glad we searched it out. Very simple, but meaningful and the walk into the church was an added bonus

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