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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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Ben Franklin's Grave and a bit more

Located a few minutes walk from the Liberty Bell, this quaint graveyard is worth a quick visit (15 minutes is more than enough), just to see the grave of Philly's most famous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Pasadena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christ Church Burial Ground is a short walk from the Independence Hall/Liberty Bell area in downtown Philadelphia. Many significant individuals associated with America's founding are interred here; most famously, of course, being Benjamin Franklin. Admission is very cheap for a self-guided tour, or a guided tour is available for a small fee. If you're in town to see sites of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Then this is a must see. So many graves from the 1700's are still here. Ben Franklin's grave is here along with other significant revolutionaries.

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ChristChurchPhila, Tourism Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Denton, thank you for your recent positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and had the opportunity to visit the graves of Ben Franklin and other prominent Americans! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Located a few minutes walk from the Liberty Bell, this quaint graveyard is worth a quick visit (15 minutes is more than enough), just to see the grave of Philly's most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin and his wife. A handful of other revolutionary-era heroes are also buried here.

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

Eric, thank you for your recent positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground! We are glad that you took the opportunity to visit us while in Philadelphia and hope that you enjoyed your time here. Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The big draw here is Benjamin Franklin's grave. If that's all you want to see, you can view it from outside the cemetery fence. But if you want a better vantage point for Franklin's final resting place, or if you want to dive a bit deeper into Philadelphia's history, then pay the modest $2 entry fee and go into the... 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 glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the Burial Ground to be both serene and full of history! Our goal is always for visitors to leave us with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Philadelphia's rich history! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We actually stumbled across this by accident. There is not much to it in terms of length of time, but it was neat to see the graves of several of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence. The cost was also extremely minimal, so it is a great spot to take kids or a group. As a fellow parent, however,... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review of Christ Church Burial Ground! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to visit the graves of the numerous Founding Fathers and Mothers buried here. Thank you also for your kind reminder to others to abstain from climbing on the grave stones. It is visitors like you that help us... More 

Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We loved visiting Franklins grave. There was a fee to enter I think $2-3 per adult and $1-2 for kids. Worth the money to walk around and see so many old graves and so much history. The kids enjoyed it greatly.

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

Christy, thank you for your recent review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your visit. We're also glad that you found the small admission fee to be worth it, since, as a nonprofit, the revenue we receive goes toward the preservation and restoration of our head stones! Wishing you and your... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy cemeteries so I was glad I stopped here. Very few tombstones are legible, although some have signs nearby with the original inscriptions. The cart by the entrance gate has a surprisingly great variety of books.

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

Pamela, thank you for your review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We hope you enjoyed your visit. We are proud of our book selection as well, and all proceeds go towards preserving the Burial Ground for all to enjoy! Happy and safe travels! More 

Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Many of Philadelphia's prominent citizens are buried here. 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin (visitors throw pennies on his grave), early medical pioneers (Dr. Benjamin Rush), Revolutionary War Heroes, Commodore William Bainbridge, Commander of Old Ironsides, Matthew Pratt, portrait painter. admission charges: $2 Adults, $1 Children. Closed: January and February

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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 hope you enjoyed your visit to the final resting places of so many of our Founding Fathers and Mothers! The revenue from our small admission fee goes towards preserving the Burial Ground for all to enjoy! Happy and safe travels! More 

Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Many of our fore-fathers and signers if the Declaration of Independence are buried here. Truly a beautiful old cemetery.

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ChristChurchPhila, Tourism and Social Media Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Steve, thank you for taking the time to review Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so glad that you enjoyed a visit through our beautiful 2 acres and had the opportunity to see the Founding Fathers and Mothers buried here! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

So I had only 3.5 hours to show Sue the important old historic part of Philadelphia. As we had just finished our tour of the U.S.mint , coming out right across the street is the "Christ Church burial ground. A very old interesting cemetery. In it are some of the oldest families in Philadelphia. Also there are 5 of our... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Tourism and Social Media Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Joseph, thank you for taking the time to review Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and had the opportunity to visit Ben Franklin and all of our Founding Fathers and Mothers buried here! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

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