Christ Church Burial Ground

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Some who visit like to leave pennies on Benjamin Franklin’s grave because, as he once said, “A penny saved is twopence dear.” Strangely, the pennies are sometimes flung back at unususpecting visitors. It’s unknown whether Mr. Franklin is displeased with the offering or another unseen force is using Ben’s pennies as handy projectiles.

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    5th and Arch Sts
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States

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    39.952390324689716, -75.14826198769686
    Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    Nearest Towns:
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