Benjamin Franklin Rests Here

On my second day in Philadelphia, I paid the $2 fee to enter the Christ Church Burial Grounds.  Founded in 1719 it is the final resting place of many names from history that I recognize.  Franklin being the most famous, of course.

In addition to Franklin, I learned the tomb of John Andrews D.D. was also in this burial ground.  Andrews was the founder of York College of Pennsylvania in 1787.

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I had only an hour to photograph the burial grounds before they closed for the day.  I would have like to note the name of each person’s tombstone I photographed, but there just wasn’t time.



Go ahead...take a swing. I'll duck and listen.

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