Christ Church Burial Ground

A color photo showing historic grave stones of numerous shapes and sizes in a field of green grass.
This is the final resting place for Benjamin Franklin and other prominent leaders.

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Quick Facts
340 N. 5th Street
Five signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried here, including Benjamin Franklin
Partner Site

Scenic View/Photo Spot, Wheelchair Accessible

Christ Church Burial Ground is closed in January and February. However, you can still see Benjamin Franklin's headstone through the gates on Arch Street, near 5th Street. For fees and more information on visiting this partner site, see the Christ Church web page.

Christ Church Burial Ground opened in 1719 and remains active today. This is the final resting place of some of our nation's most prominent founders, including five signers of the Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkinson, Benjamin Rush, Joseph Hewes and George Ross. 

Independence National Historical Park

Last updated: March 8, 2023