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Address: Philadelphia, PA
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 am
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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 43 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 128 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We only spent 3 hours in Philadelphia as we were on a coach tour, but one of the things I wanted to do was to look at the grave of Benjamin Franklin (once I got to Philadelphia and saw it was a thing I could do - I didn't base my holiday around it or anything like that!) You can... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is not right that you have to pay to go into a cemetery. I think it's disrespectful to the people buried there. That said, you can walk by and look through the fence. That's what I recommend doing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

With 7 signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as other early historic figures it is well worth the $2 to take a stroll among their resting sites. The grounds are peaceful and full of history.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You can view the famous marble slab of Ben Franklin's resting place along with his wife. Can actually pitch a penny and make a wish curbside. But I do recommend you walk through the cemetery as there are many dignitaries not mentioned in the brochure.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After touring Christ Church off 2nd and Market streets, I tried to locate the cemetery to no avail. Not until walking past 5th and Arch streets did I see a wrought iron fence that had replaced a masonry wall—the location of Ben Franklin’s grave. Just down the street from that is the entrance to the main cemetery, which dates to... More 

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Additional Information about Christ Church Cemetery

Address: Philadelphia, PA
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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