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Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground
Benjamin Franklin's grave.
Christ Church Burial Ground is located in Pennsylvania
Location 5th and Arch Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000062[1]
Added to NRHP June 24, 1971

Christ Church Burial Ground in James Wilson and Robert Morris) are buried at Christ Church just a few blocks away.

The cemetery belongs to National Constitution Center. The Burial Ground was started in 1719, and it is still an active cemetery. The Burial Ground is open to the public for a small fee, weather permitting; about 100,000 tourists visit each year. When the Burial Ground is closed, one can still view Benjamin Franklin's gravesite from the sidewalk at the corner of 5th and Arch through a set of iron rails. The iron rails in the brick wall were added for public viewing at the request of Franklin's descendants in 1858.[2] Leaving pennies on Franklin's grave is an old Philadelphia tradition.

Burials

Other famous people buried at Christ Church Burial Ground include:

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20001211.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q The Graves, Christ Church, Philadelphia, official site
  4. ^ John Cadwalader at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Map of Christ Church Burial Ground
  • Christ Church Burial Ground at Find a Grave
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