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Christ Church Burial Ground

  • 5th and Arch Sts. Map It
  • Old City
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/01/2016

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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. Guided tours may be available with advanced reservations in the winter months, weather permitting.

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5th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $2, $7 with guided tour
  • Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4, weather permitting; guided tours available 11–3:30 daily

Published 02/01/2016


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