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Christ Church Cemetery

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Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

First time I’ve been to a cemetery that charges $ to look at headstones! You can see Ben Franklins from the sidewalk, so if your planning on just seeing his and not the other founding fathers headstones, you still can without entering and it’s free!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. The Burial Ground, which is overseen by the nonprofit Christ Church Preservation Trust, charges a small admission fee ($3 for adults and $1 for children) that goes towards the upkeep and preservation...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

It was very interesting to see the old gravestones and cemetery, but disappointing to see how many identifiers had worn away due to weather. Most interesting was the blend of people buried there, including Benjamin Franklin and his family - across from his original printing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you found your visit enjoyable. Unfortunately we have had some inscriptions on our headstones fade over the past 300 years, but our guides keep a book on...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

First a few caveats...this is a cemetery, so I can't call it lively! Benjamin Franklin's gravestone is not exactly moving, but that was by his design. Courtney is young and I was frankly skeptical I'd learn much from her, and that is to my great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

We are so glad that you had the opportunity to take one of our daily guided tours! Courtney is one of our most passionate guides on staff when it comes to the history of the Burial Ground! We recommend to all of our guests that...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

Since it was closed when I visited, a good peek at Benjamin Franklin's grave through the wrought-iron gates and a window to take clicks of the inside through the gaps in the gates were the opportunities that came my way. Do throw a penny inside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

There’s graves on the Christ Church grounds. Inside the church and on the outside on the side and in the back. Also the burial grounds where Benjamin Franklin is buried. A lot of the graves are signers of our history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a must see for history enthuisasts. The type of vaults and grave markets is fascianting especially now we cremate people. It is interesting to see the gravesites of people that have had important roles in our nation's history. One tombstone told the age...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that your daughter enjoyed her visit! The entrance fee to the Burial Ground preserves these two historic acres and the headstones for the over 4,000 individuals buried here....More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We toured Christ Church Cemetery in October 2018. Our tour guide, Bob, was fabulous! Very entertaining with lots of great facts sprinkled into his stories, so it didn't feel like a history lesson. Learned a lot and highly recommend. This is a cemetery so the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you had the opportunity to take one of our guided tours with Bob! We recommend to all of our guests that they take the guided tour as...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We love taking tours because it’s the easy way to get information. This cemetery is great is great simply for the history. It’s pretty cool to see the past of our ancestors and those that got us here. If you’re interested in history, this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across it when walking round. Paid for the guided tour with Bob. He was a fountain of knowledge and made us smile and laugh the whole way round. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend the tour if you have time.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ChristChurchPhila, Guest Relations Manager at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you had the opportunity to take one of our guided tours with our amazing guide Bob! We recommend to all of our guests that they take the...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were looking forward to seeing this and after walking over there we discovered a note on the gate that they had closed due to the heat. Husband and I looked at each other confused....we really didn't think it was all that hot. It would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christ Church Burial Ground is a nonprofit historic site. Your small admission fee ($2 for adults and $1 for children) goes towards the upkeep of the grounds, the preservation of the gravestones, and keeping a staff of tour... More
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Yes. The Burial Ground is open during its normal tourism hours (10:00-4:00) each day (12:00-4:00 on Sunday). Visitors will not have full access to the Franklin gravesite until the preservation is completed, but they can look... More
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