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“Not able to get into the cemetery”

Christ Church Cemetery
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #74 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

For whatever reason, I was not able to get into the cemetery. No one was in it, and it was locked up tight on a Wednesday afternoon. There are signs about it, but it was locked up tight. I was glad that after searching for it in the pouring rain, I glanced down to see a grave with many pennies thrown on it, and was happy to see if was Ben Franklin and his wife. That was the lucky part of my day. It looked like a wonderful old place that would have been wonderful to explore. .

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We found this place on a map and were glad we searched it out. Very simple, but meaningful and the walk into the church was an added bonus

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Christ Church Burial Grounds was something I just stumbled upon as I wandered around Philly. And it was delightful surprise. The charges was only a few dollars and they had a very nice souvenir map for sale for just 2 bucks that showed where all the graves were. The most important one to visit is of course Benjamin Franklin's which is in the front right corner. Then of course there are several graves of Declaration signers which shouldn't be missed. It is a nicely kept cemetery and fun to walk amongst old graves stone to see what is written on them. If you have time, be sure to stop in.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This cemetery or 'Burial Ground' is a fascinating place for those who love history. Loving the information gleaned in cemeteries and being from the Land Down Under, I found the plots of the 'Signers' very informative. Easy walking on flat ground, excellently maintained with courteous greetings as you enter the gates and lots of happy faced squirrels. Tomb of Benjamin Franklin covered in pennies was a highlight. An excellent place for some solitude and history on a wonderful Autumn day. No admittance charge but a donation of $2-$3 is well spent. If you are feeling stingy then you can see the Franklin grave from the street at no charge. Do some research before you go so that you can get the most out of your visit.

Thank Lozfromoz98
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

While you can see Ben Franklin's grave for free through the fence, the rest of the cemetery is interesting, too and worth a walk if you enjoy history or want some pretty good photos. Franklin's grave is nothing special, it's rather flat, but you can sit on a nearby bench and contemplate his contributions and/or career as a pelvic mercenary.

Thank Jack S
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