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Description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S...
Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Hidden history in the city

Hidden in the city is the Christ Church Cemetery, which has the grave of Benjamin Franklin and several other signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is $2.00 per person to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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English first
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was an okay experience. Grave sites of some of the American Revolutionary signers and Ben Franklin. Interesting to see all of the graves and their designs.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Lots of 18th century gravestones, some ornate and some barely still there. Takes a maximum of 20-30 minutes as it is pretty small. The big draw is Franklin's grave, which is pretty ordinary. You can see it easily from outside so if this is all you want to see, don't bother going in. There is a $2 fee to get... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You can see Benjamin Franklin's grave site through the wrought iron fence, to the right of the main entrance. It's no worth paying the entrance fee to walk the rest of the cemetery.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Normally I have my reasons for docking each star in a review, but this place is an exception. I was truly disappointed to find a $2 fee at the gate - even the Arlington Cemetery in DC has no charge. It isn't even worth going in, as you can see Benjamin Franklin's grave perfectly from the other side of the... More 

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Lemon Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I loved learning about the lives and deaths of some of Philadelphia's most famous citizens. Beautiful spot in the middle of Philadelphia's historic district.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Summer of 2015 had construction going on outside the cemetary so I entered through a side gate. I bought the $1 map but was never told the gate I came in was not the main one. The person selling maps should have told visitors where the starting point was. The map was useless. Headstones cannot be read because they are... More 

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Lithonia, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Benjamin Franklin, five signers of the Declaration of Independence, war heroes and more VIPs are buried there. John, Karen and Lauren were quite helpful in giving us info on these great leaders. When you tour Philadelphia, you should certainly place it on your list.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hidden in the city is the Christ Church Cemetery, which has the grave of Benjamin Franklin and several other signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is $2.00 per person to enter, and well worth it, as the entrance fee pays for the up keep of the cemetery. It is a solemn walk through the cemetery, full of history and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This small burial ground in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia is a hidden haven of peace and serenity. Corner of 5th and Arch. $2 admission fee, $1 for a map (highly recommended, since many tombstones are very ŵeathered). Open 10 am to 4 pm. Except Sunday. Open noon to 4 pm Sunday's. You will see many... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Make sure you go see Franklin's grave but don't pay to go in. You see everything you need to see from the street.

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