The original cemetary of Christ Church is the final resting place of the most famous member of the congegration, Bejamin ... More
Christ Church Burial Ground
The original cemetary of Christ Church is the final resting place of the most famous member of the congegration, Bejamin 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."
This is where Benjamin Franklin and his family are buried, but also be sure to tour the cemetery to see the other notables here, including Benjamin Rush. Its also good luck to throw a penny on Franklin's grave. There is a $2 fee but it was worth it.
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