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Christ Church Cemetery

Address: Philadelphia, PA
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial...
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Ranked #98 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Dublin, Ireland
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234 reviews 234 reviews
112 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Baltimore, Maryland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
77 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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

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Vonore, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,586 reviews 1,586 reviews
881 attraction reviews
1,502 helpful votes 1,502 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.

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Weston, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Chicago
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1,251 reviews 1,251 reviews
313 attraction reviews
664 helpful votes 664 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

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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