What We Do With Your Money

We use it to help preserve and protect our historic graveyard in many different ways

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We comb through massive records to learn more about the 4,000 people buried here.
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We develop lectures, tours and educational programs for the community based on this research.
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We publish a magazine highlighting some of the important and not-so-well-known inhabitants of our graveyard.
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We give interns research techniques and help improve their professional communication skills. It’s a real win-win.
How We Raise Money

Our funds primarily come from: unsolicited private contributions, donations from travelers, people who enjoy tours led by Old Pine Conservancy members, from our unique Adopt a Patriot program, and from major grants.

How Can You Help?

Any donation you make will help us do more to uncover hidden stories, repair historic property and preserve this living history museum for the entire nation.

Please donate as generously as you can to whatever option best fits your needs.

All donations help a great deal. Donations to the general fund give us the greatest flexibility. But it is completely your choice.

Adopt A Patriot

Some 285 men of the Third Church who served in the Revolution are buried here. A number of others who supported the fight for independence are located in our Churchyard, too.

Please Consider Adopting One of These Patriots.

When you do, we will place a 13-star flag on their marker. In turn, you will receive: A handsome, dated Certificate by mail; a Temporary Sign at the gravesite with your name and the name of your patriot; a Photo of the gravesite with that sign; and any Biographical Information we have on that person. Adoptions cost $100 per patriot and are good for one year. And you’ll be honoring the memory of a person who supported America’s cause of independence.

Save Our Gravestones

While most people walking past the graveyard at Old Pine Street don’t realize it – our nation’s history is fading away before our very eyes. Many of these gravestones, some built as early as 1764, are badly in need of repair. Without restoration very soon, memorials of key Philadelphians, including over 180 officers and soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War, will be permanently damaged.

That’s where you come in.

If we act now, we can repair the most damaged stones, stabilize the bases, repair dangerous breaks and restore them. If we don’t, these gravestones may crumble and fall, possibly injuring graveyard visitors and guests.

In Memory of Ronn Shaffer

Because Ronn was so well known to many of our members and put in over 20,000 hours of volunteer work for Old Pine Conservancy, we continue to accept memorial contributions for him.

Our longtime historian, tour guide and friend died in 2019. He was a historian, a one-man band and a real gentleman.

Ronn once jokingly referred to himself as “a Digger O’Dell,” saying, “I dig into history about dead people.”

He is truly missed.