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Christ Church Cemetery

Address: Philadelphia, PA
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$18*
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
70%
Ranked #110 of 550 things to do in Philadelphia
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Parkville, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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242 reviews 242 reviews
115 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
85 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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1,638 reviews 1,638 reviews
906 attraction reviews
1,591 helpful votes 1,591 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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59 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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1,357 reviews 1,357 reviews
341 attraction reviews
727 helpful votes 727 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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