In July of 2015, we traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of our stops was the Christ Church Burial Grounds in the Historical Independence section of downtown. This is also the location of Benjamin Franklin's grave.
I will talk about Benjamin Franklin's grave in another blog post, but for now I want to focus more on the cemetery itself. This cemetery was started in 1719 well before America was even a Nation. The cemetery belongs to Christ Church, the Episcopal church founded in 1695 and place of worship for many of the famous Revolutionary War participants, including George Washington. The cemetery is located at 340 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. There is a small fee to enter cemetery, but that goes to the restoration of the the graves. You can find out the hours and tour information on the cemetery's website.
When we arrived at the cemetery, there were a lot of people there. We just missed taking one of the tours, but we decided to wait around a little bit and go in and do a self-guided type of thing. It is amazing to see some of these graves that have been around since the beginning of the United States if not earlier.
Besides Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, the cemetery has some other famous figures from history as well. It is like walking through a who is who of American History including five signers of the Declaration of Independence. (You can see from this list, why we had to check this cemetery out):
If you would like to learn more about the history of this cemetery, please check out our parnormal history profile video below.
We took many more photos at the cemetery. We have put together a photo scrapbook video if you would like to see more of the photos or you can click on the "More Photos" buton below to open the on-line photo album.
If you have visited the Christ Church Burial grounds, please let us know about your experience down in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.
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