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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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I have been to the church but the only part of the cemetery I saw was Ben Franklin's grave and threw a penny or two on it. I think I read they are going to make some changes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been to the church but the only part of the cemetery I saw was Ben Franklin's grave and threw a penny or two on it. I think I read they are going to make some changes because people are trying to take the pennies.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Peaking in the 1700s, the Christ Church Cemetery is an essential part of a tourist experience in Philadelphia. William Penn & Benjamin Franklin are here as are many other icons of the early Pennsylvania. But it's the churchyard with the now becoming ancient grave markers....all reminiscent of an English churchyard, which is exactly what it is. Don't miss this and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

GREAT place for worship and the going back in history see where Wm Penn and many other import people of this beginning of the 13 colony started and enjoy the going back in time for a real adventure if you listen you can here the four fathers and the two mothers that gave birth to the amerias!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Christ Church Burial Ground is a short walk from the Independence Hall/Liberty Bell area in downtown Philadelphia. Many significant individuals associated with America's founding are interred here; most famously, of course, being Benjamin Franklin. Admission is very cheap for a self-guided tour, or a guided tour is available for a small fee. If you're in town to see sites of... More 

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ChristChurchPhila, Tourism Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Charles, thank you for your recent visit to Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to take one of our guided tours! Bob is one of our most enthusiastic guides on staff and we hope he brought the history of the Burial Ground to life for you and your family! Wishing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Then this is a must see. So many graves from the 1700's are still here. Ben Franklin's grave is here along with other significant revolutionaries.

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ChristChurchPhila, Tourism Coordinator at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Denton, thank you for your recent positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and had the opportunity to visit the graves of Ben Franklin and other prominent Americans! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located a few minutes walk from the Liberty Bell, this quaint graveyard is worth a quick visit (15 minutes is more than enough), just to see the grave of Philly's most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin and his wife. A handful of other revolutionary-era heroes are also buried here.

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Eric, thank you for your recent positive review of Christ Church Burial Ground! We are glad that you took the opportunity to visit us while in Philadelphia and hope that you enjoyed your time here. Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The big draw here is Benjamin Franklin's grave. If that's all you want to see, you can view it from outside the cemetery fence. But if you want a better vantage point for Franklin's final resting place, or if you want to dive a bit deeper into Philadelphia's history, then pay the modest $2 entry fee and go into the... 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 and found the Burial Ground to be both serene and full of history! Our goal is always for visitors to leave us with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Philadelphia's rich history! Wishing you safe and happy travels! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We actually stumbled across this by accident. There is not much to it in terms of length of time, but it was neat to see the graves of several of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence. The cost was also extremely minimal, so it is a great spot to take kids or a group. As a fellow parent, however,... 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! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to visit the graves of the numerous Founding Fathers and Mothers buried here. Thank you also for your kind reminder to others to abstain from climbing on the grave stones. It is visitors like you that help us... More 

Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We loved visiting Franklins grave. There was a fee to enter I think $2-3 per adult and $1-2 for kids. Worth the money to walk around and see so many old graves and so much history. The kids enjoyed it greatly.

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Christy, thank you for your recent review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your visit. We're also glad that you found the small admission fee to be worth it, since, as a nonprofit, the revenue we receive goes toward the preservation and restoration of our head stones! Wishing you and your... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy cemeteries so I was glad I stopped here. Very few tombstones are legible, although some have signs nearby with the original inscriptions. The cart by the entrance gate has a surprisingly great variety of books.

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ChristChurchPhila, Visitor Service Representative at Christ Church Cemetery, responded to this review

Pamela, thank you for your review of Christ Church Burial Ground. We hope you enjoyed your visit. We are proud of our book selection as well, and all proceeds go towards preserving the Burial Ground for all to enjoy! Happy and safe travels! More 

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