Philadelphia and the Countryside - Press Room

Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground

Although “a penny saved is a penny earned,” it is a long-standing tradition to toss a penny on Ben Franklin’s grave for good luck. Franklin is buried with his wife Deborah at Christ Church Burial Ground, also the resting place of four other signers of the Declaration of Independence, military heroes, medial pioneers and others.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Ben Franklin, Churches & Sacred Sites, Historic District, History

The high-resolution photo galleries of the pressroom contain downloadable high-resolution images. These images MAY be used for editorial purposes ONLY in magazines, newspapers and online; by non-profit organizations promoting Philadelphia tourism; and by for-profit organizations hosting meetings and conventions in the region. These images MAY NOT be used in advertising or in for-sale items. Photos MUST be accompanied by a photo credit that includes VISIT PHILADELPHIA and the photographer's name.

If you have further questions, please contact Courtney Smyth at or via phone: (267) 514-0557