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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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Several Prominent Historical Figures in One Spot

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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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147 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was a little confusing at first because the big cemetary is a block or so away from the church, there is a small one behind the church but that isn't the one you are looking for. I was a bit surprised that there was a $7 charge to enter the cemetary which used to be free (plus they get... 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, but we wish to clear up a few misunderstandings. The fee to enter the Burial Ground is $2 for adults and $1 for children. This is posted twice outside of the main gates. $7 is the fee for a 30-min. guided tour with one of our trained guides, which... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I enjoy genealogy so cemeteries are always of interest to me. I enjoyed walking around just thinking about the history that is in this place. It cost $2.00 to enter and $1.00 for a guide. I didn't know what the pennies thrown on Benjamin Franklin's grave meant until I was outside and I heard a tour group go by and... 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! As a nonprofit, the revenue collected from the small admission fee and the coins tossed on Ben Franklin's grave for good luck goes towards the restoration and preservation of the Burial Ground! Happy Travels! More 

Reisterstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We ended up visiting because we saw it on our map from the Historical Park. So glad we went - it is a short walk from the Visitor's Center and right across the street from the Free Quaker Meeting House. You can see Benjamin Franklin's grave from the sidewalk, but you can also pay a small fee and walk around... 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 pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and had the opportunity to stroll throughout the entire Burial Ground. Revenue from our small admission fee goes towards the preservation/restoration of the stones, as well as keeping a team of tour guides on staff 7 days a week to present... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to get in touch with history of Ben Franklin and other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Highly recommend paying a little extra for thw guided tour. Our guide Bob was great. Nice incite into the people buried there and historical perspective.

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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 pleased that you had the opportunity to take one of our guided tours. Bob is one of our most passionate guides on staff, and we are glad that he was able to bring the history of the Burial Ground to life for you! More 

Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

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 845 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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 

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