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Philadelphia Sights

Christ Church Burial Ground

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

Updated 05/19/2011

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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 for the first time since 1976.

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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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