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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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As with many things located in the historic district of Philadelphia, the burial ground is located a short walk from the Independence Visitor Center. The grounds are well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up visiting because we saw it on our map from the Historical Park. So glad we went - it is a short walk from the Visitor's Center and right across the street from the Free Quaker Meeting House. You can see Benjamin Franklin's grave from the sidewalk, but you can also pay a small fee and walk around... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and had the opportunity to stroll throughout the entire Burial Ground. Revenue from our small admission fee goes towards the preservation/restoration of the stones, as well as keeping a team of tour guides on staff 7 days a week to present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to get in touch with history of Ben Franklin and other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Highly recommend paying a little extra for thw guided tour. Our guide Bob was great. Nice incite into the people buried there and historical perspective.

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so pleased that you had the opportunity to take one of our guided tours. Bob is one of our most passionate guides on staff, and we are glad that he was able to bring the history of the Burial Ground to life for you! More 

Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with many things located in the historic district of Philadelphia, the burial ground is located a short walk from the Independence Visitor Center. The grounds are well maintained and easier to navigate than many old cemeteries I've been to. The staff was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. Benjamin Franklin's grave is visible from the outside, but the $2 admission... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and that you found the members of our staff to be so helpful! We would also like to thank you for mentioning that you felt the $2.00 admission fee was worth it. As a nonprofit, the money we... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to see the cemetery because I love Benjamin Franklin history! There is just something special about old cemeteries that I love. I would definitely put this one on my list of things to see in Philadelphia!

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so glad that you found the Burial Ground to be a must-see for your list of things to do in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin certainly appreciates it! More 

Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 776 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Christ Church Cemetery is the burial grounds of Benjamin Franklin, which is why so many people stop by this small plot in the middle of the historic mall area. Franklin's tomb, actually a marble slab on the ground next to his wife's, is the target for millions of coins which get tossed inside the gate every year. (The legend... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent positive review and visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! The money we collect from the $2.00 admission fee goes back into the preservation and restoration of the Burial Ground! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

located a short distance from Independence Hall and right across the street from the liberty bell, it is easy to get to here. 4 Rush, Ross, Hewes and Hopkinson) signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried here as well as Ben Franklin and members of his family. There is a couple of dollar fee to enter, or you can... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground! We are glad that you had the opportunity to visit the final resting places of our 5 Signers of the Declaration of Independence and numerous other extraordinary early Americans. We do have a small fee to enter, but 100% of the proceeds from admissions and our guided tours... More 

Philadelphia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Old, historic cemetery where Benjamin Franklin is buried. Some other historic figures, including more founding fathers and non-famous locals also share the graveyard. It's small and easy to move around. They charge you $2 to enter the cemetery, but you can see Ben's grave from the outside. I was amazed to see how simple and common his grave is. But... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to see Ben Franklin and the many extraordinary early Americans that we have buried here. As a nonprofit site, 100% of the proceeds we receive from admissions go directly back into the restoration and preservation of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I took a guided tour of this historic burial ground that was informative and reasonably interesting. A gift shop is located at the entrance that during my visit offered books, souvenirs, bottled water, etc., for sale. My guide said she had been working there less than a month, and others (other guides at the entrance/gift shop) could probably answer more... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are pleased that you had the opportunity to take our guided tour and that you learned so much about the Founding Fathers and extraordinary early Americans buried here! We have some of the best Philadelphia guides on staff that have a passion for bringing the history of our... More 

Newcastle
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45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We paid the entry fee (only a couple dollars) to go in & see Benjamin Franklin's grave then discovered we could have seen it through the fence if we'd only walked a bit futher down the street BUT I feel it was still worth paying that small price & we got to walk around & see George Ross' grave too... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are pleased that you felt the small admission fee was well worth it! As a nonprofit site, 100% of the proceeds we receive go directly back into the restoration and preservation of the Burial Ground! We are also glad that you had the opportunity to see the grave... More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I was very excited to see this site and visit the many important figures laid to rest here, including my favorite founding father Ben Franklin. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for the last tour of the day and only had time for a quick look-around. Many of the gravestones have whethered away with time and are unreadable, but this is... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are sorry that you were not able to take one of our guided tours, which run every half hour between 11:00 and 3:30, but pleased that you still enjoyed your time here. Also, thank you for stopping to see the grave of Jewish patriot David Franks, who was... More 

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