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“Well worth the same admission price”

Christ Church Cemetery
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US$32.00*
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
Ranked #78 of 435 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: Buried here are signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth the same admission price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

After the hustle and bustle of Independence Square, it was nice to walk around a quiet place. Being a genealogist, looking at the names and dates of the people and families buried there was interesting. Just think of the history some of these people lived through.

Visited May 2014
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Missoula, Montana
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282 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Not able to get into the cemetery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

For whatever reason, I was not able to get into the cemetery. No one was in it, and it was locked up tight on a Wednesday afternoon. There are signs about it, but it was locked up tight. I was glad that after searching for it in the pouring rain, I glanced down to see a grave with many pennies thrown on it, and was happy to see if was Ben Franklin and his wife. That was the lucky part of my day. It looked like a wonderful old place that would have been wonderful to explore. .

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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212 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“You have to look for this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We found this place on a map and were glad we searched it out. Very simple, but meaningful and the walk into the church was an added bonus

Visited April 2014
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1,595 reviews
1,215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
“Very Simple, Yet Very Touching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Christ Church Burial Grounds was something I just stumbled upon as I wandered around Philly. And it was delightful surprise. The charges was only a few dollars and they had a very nice souvenir map for sale for just 2 bucks that showed where all the graves were. The most important one to visit is of course Benjamin Franklin's which is in the front right corner. Then of course there are several graves of Declaration signers which shouldn't be missed. It is a nicely kept cemetery and fun to walk amongst old graves stone to see what is written on them. If you have time, be sure to stop in.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“From the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

This cemetery or 'Burial Ground' is a fascinating place for those who love history. Loving the information gleaned in cemeteries and being from the Land Down Under, I found the plots of the 'Signers' very informative. Easy walking on flat ground, excellently maintained with courteous greetings as you enter the gates and lots of happy faced squirrels. Tomb of Benjamin Franklin covered in pennies was a highlight. An excellent place for some solitude and history on a wonderful Autumn day. No admittance charge but a donation of $2-$3 is well spent. If you are feeling stingy then you can see the Franklin grave from the street at no charge. Do some research before you go so that you can get the most out of your visit.

Visited October 2013
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