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Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia

Christ Church Burial Ground - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Christ Church Burial Ground
430 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Map
Southeast corner, 5th and Arch Streets
+1 215 922 1695
Neighborhood: Old City
Overview

The original cemetary of Christ Church is the final resting place of the most famous member of the congregation, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). His marker, and that of his wife Deborah, are along the north fence. It's traditional to toss a penny on his marble tombstone for luck, though Franklin once wrote "A penny saved is a penny earned."

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Christ Church Burial Ground General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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