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Christ Church Cemetery

Philadelphia, PA
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Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tucked away on a corner near Independence Hall you;ll find this quiet cemetery - the last resting place of Benjamin Franklin and Charles Mason (Mason Dixon Line) amongst others. If you fancy getting away from the crowds a little it's worth a visit - a...More

Thank The-Novocastrians
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see Franklin's grave through the fence from the sidewalk. That is the best it'll be. Markers are totally unreadable. They do have brass plaques on the 4 other Declaration signers but this cemetery has not been kept up.More

Thank Carol M
ChristChurchPhila, Tourism Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carol, We were sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground, but must disagree regarding your comment that the burial ground is not kept up. We are a nonprofit preservation trust in which the revenue we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always took a picture of Franklin's grave from the sidewalk outside the cemetery, but finally wanted to enter and see what else was there. There is just a $2 price to pay. I would suggest downloading the map of the cemetery before attending so...More

Thank moravian99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a special guided tour after normal hours during Philadelphia Beer Week. Tour guide John "Hop" has created a very informative tour and obviously had done a lot of research to extract interesting facts about the various 'patrons' of the cemetery (which included not...More

Thank aeroeng22
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Wanted to visit the gravesite of this incredibly important founding father. Admission into the cemetery was $1 – it is usually $2, but they are doing repairs on the grave site so access to it was restricted. We did wander around the rest of the...More

Thank lm55417
ChristChurchPhila, Tourism Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Christ Church Burial Ground. We are sorry that the preservation work we were doing took away from your overall experience. We recently performed about one month of restoration work that was absolutely critical due to a major...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I paid for the guided tour for ourselves and our 6-year old and it was dynamite and worth the cost to have the detail and wisdom of our guide. Courtney was excellent, sharing the requisite information, and more details that she had...More

Thank Adriene T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Although Ben Franklin's tomb was being restored, our tour guide, Courtney made every effort to squeeze us closest to the tomb to get a good picture. The highlight, however, was the tour itself and Courtney's witty, knowledgeable, and funny narration of the tour. She made...More

Thank rtreilly
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Although we were unable to see Benjamin Franklin's headstone and resting place due to restoration, guide Bob was supremely charming and obliged 5 Australian ladies by taking a photo of the headstone being restored in a horizontal position with our phone. Thanks Bob. What an...More

Thank Jodie L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Bob was a great guide for us when we stopped with out Grim Tour. He knew the cemetery inside and out and made the stop a lot of fun.

1  Thank jkneer
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Worth a visit. Five signers of the Declaration,Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross's uncle, and Charles mason are buried in this historic cemetery.

Thank Kyle S
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Why is there an admission fee to go inside the Burial Ground?
21 April 2017|
Response from ChristChurchPhila | Property representative |
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
Is Christ Church Burial Ground open during preservation work on the Franklin gravesite?
21 April 2017|
Response from ChristChurchPhila | Property representative |
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