We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Today
12:00 am - 4:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
read more
Visit Christ Church Cemetery like an insider
Top Rated
View Deal
$19*
and up
Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fascinating Burial Place of Independence Declaration Signatories...

If you have the time, and a few dollars to spare, this Cemetery is well worth a visit. It's the burial place of 5 of the people who signed the "Declaration of Independence", the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
Gooner10_8
,
Dublin, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
United States
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
157 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Christ Church Burial Ground is the final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, multiple Revolutionary and Civil War heroes, and of course inventor and ambassador Benjamin Franklin. You can see some of Franklin's grave from outside the cemetery, but not all the plaques in his honor. The entrance fee is is only a few $$; go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saratoga Springs, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We debated paying and going in when you can see Ben Franklin's grave through the fence. We ended up paying to go in and are glad we did. You need to check out the plaque on the wall near Franklin's grave (which you can't see from outside). It made us all chuckle and my daughter is still talking about it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Parkville, Missouri
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This site is an old cemetery, in which a number of historically-important persons are buried. The most famous one is Benjamin Franklin but several signers of the Declaration of Independence are also there. You walk around the graveyard as you wish on a self-guided tour. An admission fee is charged. We had Philadelphia Passes, which included this site, so I’m... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
117 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you have the time, and a few dollars to spare, this Cemetery is well worth a visit. It's the burial place of 5 of the people who signed the "Declaration of Independence", the most famous of whom must surely be Benjamin Franklin. Getting there involves crossing 5th Street (on one side of the Independence Visitor Center) and proceeding around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashua, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For the two dollars it costs it is well worth going inside to walk around. It is a very old grave site with 7 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The gravestones are very unique and the walk is quite pleasant. You can finish up your walk around the cemetery by visiting Ben Franklin's grave site. It was a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
85 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I took the Yellow Fever tour here a couple weeks ago and it was not to the standard I would expect. the person giving the tour was neither and medical expert or historian but a church member. His knowledge of the epidemic and the historical reaction was limited at best. He was unenthusiastic and seemed uncomfortable even speaking in front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vonore, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's an old cemetery. Ben Franklin's grave is by the fence. You can see it for free from the street or pay to see it from inside the gate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
1,687 reviews 1,687 reviews
922 attraction reviews
1,683 helpful votes 1,683 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This historic 300 year old cemetery is most famous because Franklin is buried here and you can see his tombstone from Arch street without entering the cemetery. You can enter for $2 to see the other famous people buried here. There are markers but a map for a dollar helps.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston, Florida
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
59 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Top Contributor
1,402 reviews 1,402 reviews
349 attraction reviews
787 helpful votes 787 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Christ Church Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Christ Church Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Christ Church Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?