Visiting Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Grounds in Philadelphia is the final resting place of Philadelphia’s most well known resident, Benjamin Franklin.

Christ Church Burial Ground Hours

MARCH – NOVEMBER

Monday-Saturday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The burial grounds are closed December – February, though advanced reservations for private group tours are available in December.

Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Directions to Christ Church Burial Ground

20 N. American Street, Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19106

The burial grounds are only a block away from the Independnece Mall.

SEPTA Stop: 2nd Street – MFL

How to find Benjamin Franklin’s Grave:

You can view Benjamin Franklin’s grave without entering the burial grounds as it’s viewable from the sidewalk through the fence. You’ll notice the large amount of pennies on the tomb!

At the southeast corner of 5th and Arch Streets you’ll see his dark gray slab with the simple words Benjamin & Deborah Franklin 1790.

Admission to Christ Church Burial Ground
$1 Children (ages 5-16), $2 adults and
$15 for groups up to 10 people.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are offered from 11 AM-3:30 PM. The rate for admission with a guided tour is $7 for adults,  $3 for children, and $30 for Groups up to 10 people.

Our Independence Mall tour also visits the burial grounds, but only from the outside.

Visiting Christ Church

The church itself is actually a few blocks away at 2nd Street above Market. While there is no admission charge officially to visit the church, there is a suggested donation $3 for adults and $2 for students to help maintain the Church.

Christ Church Hours:

Monday-Saturday – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February

New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 

 

About the author

Manager | Philadelphia

Jenn is a born Jersey girl that grew up “across the Ben” but has Philly in her heart and history in her blood. She went to Washington & Jefferson College in the Pittsburgh area. Yes her college mascots were two guys in white wigs! Jenn came back to Philly to get her M.A. in Museum Studies. Happily worked at the city history museum but came outside for some fresh air as a tour guide. Jenn has been part of the FTBF team since March 2011.