Philadelphia Sights

Christ Church Burial Ground

  • 5th and Arch Sts. Map It
  • Old City
  • Cemetery

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


5th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $2 adults/ $5 with guided tour; $1 students/ $2 with guided tour; group rates available
  • Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4; weather permitting; guided tours available until 3:30pm every day

Updated 05/19/2011


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