Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground is one of America’s most interesting Colonial and Revolution-era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia. The Burial Ground is the final resting place of some of our most prominent leaders including Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence. This year the historic burial ground marks its 294th year.

The Burial Ground is open March-November (weather permitting). Hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4.

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Historic Congregants

History of Christ Church Burial Ground

In 1719, Christ Church  purchased  two acres of land "on the outskirts of town" as an additional burying ground for its growing congregation.

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Conservation & Restoration of the Burial Ground

Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust is helping us save centuries-old grave markers

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The Graves: Famous and Interesting People Buried Here

Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence, early leaders and founders of Philadelphia and America are buried on these historic two acres.

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Christ Church Burial Ground Map

Map of Christ Church Burial Ground

Download and print a map [583K PDF] of the burial ground showing the grave sites of famous people.

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Christ Church Burial Ground Entrance
Christ Church Burial Ground Entrance
 
Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, come as you are and receive the riches of God’s blessings.
 

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