Ben Franklin was laid to rest here. It is said to be good luck for a year if you throw a penny and it lands head up on Ben's grave. It was $4 to go in cemetery and get a map. The money goes to...More
About Christ Church Cemetery
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Sadly when I got there the cemetery was closed, however you can still see Benjamin Franklin's grave from the outside, and it is supposedly good luck to put a penny on his grave.
Bob took us on a tour of the cemetery during the July 4th weekend and once he found out my partner was a teacher also that we're from Chicago, he gave us an extended tour and insight on other graves that are connected to our...More
We paid for the guided tour and our tour guides name was BOB he was very observant of us cherished girls. He was very knowledgeable of the cemetery clientele and had deep insight into Betsy Ross. Definitely would return for the atmosphere and the guided...More
There wasn't a tour guide when we were there and most of the headstones are so old as to be illegible. You can see Ben (and Deborah) Franklin's vault from outside the burial grounds. But it is cool to walk through and when you do...More
Nice gentle and interesting walk through this graveyard. Cost is $3.00 and can take as much time as you like. The grave of Fraklin is in the corner and others who signed the declaration is scattered throughout. You can buy a map or take a...More
Visiting this cemetery was fascinating from a historical point of view. Several of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried here including Ben Franklin. There is a fee of $3 for entry and you can buy a guide book showing locations of graves....More
Dear RPS1971, Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We agree that it is unfortunately hard to read many of our headstones due to weathering, but we would like to...More
Great tour of a centuries old graveyard right in the heart of historical downtown Philadelphia. Our tour guide Bob was knowledgeable, funny and answered all our questions. Would definitely recommend if you like history.More
Dear Laura, 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...More
I was in Philadelphia several years ago and this was a normal cemetery. This time they charge to get in which was disappointing. It's only I think three dollars but it is aggravating they charge to get into a cemetery. Ben Franklin is buried here...More
Dear Dee, Thank you for taking the time to visit Christ Church Burial Ground. We are sorry that you found the admission fee to be disconcerting. We are a nonprofit organization, so our small admission fee is our only way to bring in the revenue...More
We don't usually take the guided tour but our guide Bob made an old cemetery worth the visit with very interesting and entertaining stories and quips.
Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground! We are so glad that you had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the grounds with our wonderful guide, Bob! Wishing you safe and happy travels!