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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 6 days ago
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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 765 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

There are several burial grounds of significance in the larger Philadelphia area, but the most accessible on a walk through Philadelphia’s Society Hill and Old City are the Christ Church Burial Ground, started in 1719 and located on 5th and Arch Streets, near the National Constitution Center; the Old Pine Street Colonial graveyard on 5th and Pine Streets that has... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Due to reduced winter hours, the burying ground was not open when we visited, but we were still able to view Franklin's grave. It's easy to spot as the only grave with blue bars instead of a solid brick wall. The grave was adorned with wreaths celebrating Franklin's upcoming birthday. Apparently there had been a small parade earlier in the... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We are sorry that the Burial Ground was closed during your visit, but hope that you will be able to stop in and visit us during your next stay in Philadelphia. We offer a $2.00/$1.00 regular admission and a $7.00/$3.00 guided tour admission (adults/children). 100% of the proceeds we... More 

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