This 1719 expansion of the original graveyard of Christ Church contains the graves of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah, along with those of four other signers of the Declaration of Independence and many Revolutionary War heroes. There are always pennies on Ben's grave; tossing them there (through an opening in the enclosing wall) is a local tradition that is supposed to bring good luck.
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