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Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground Review

Weathered gravestones fill the resting place of five signers of the Declaration of Independence and other Colonial patriots. The best-known is Benjamin Franklin; he lies alongside his wife, Deborah, and their son, Francis, who died at age four. According to local legend, throwing a penny onto Franklin's grave will bring you good luck. The burial ground is open to the public—except in December, January and February—for regular visits for the first time since 1976.

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  • Address: 5th and Arch Sts., Old City, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/922–1695
  • Cost: $2 adults/ $5 with guided tour; $1 students/ $2 with guided tour; group rates available
  • Hours: Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4; weather permitting; guided tours available until 3:30pm every day
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  • Location: Old City
Updated: 05-19-2011

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