Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia

Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia

The Christ Church Burial Ground is actually three blocks west of Christ Church and was acquired in 1719 when the church's property was full and the new land was on what was considered "the outskirts of town." Many historic national figures and prominent Philadelphians are buried here, including Ben Franklin, whose grave can be viewed through a wall opening without going into the cemetery – it seems to be something of a wishing-well with people tossing coins onto the ground marker (at one point, the granite had to actually be repaired due to that tradition's success). Further away from Franklin, however, you will see a small but neatly kept space with lesser-known graves, some of which are even more interesting.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am–4pm; Sun: 12–4pm (Mar-Nov)
Guided Tours: Mon-Sat: 11am–3:30pm; Sun: 12:30–3:30pm

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Christ Church Burial Ground on Map

Sight Name: Christ Church Burial Ground
Sight Location: Philadelphia, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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