Christ Church Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground
June 28th, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Christ Church Burial Ground is one of America’s most unique Revolutionary Era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia. The Burial Ground is the final resting place of some of our most prominent leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Hewes, Francis Hopkinson, George Ross, and Dr. Benjamin Rush. Also buried on these sacred grounds are many of our nation’s early leaders, prominent lawyers, medical pioneers, military heroes and victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic.

2020-06-28 09:00:00 2020-06-28 00:00:00 America/New_York Christ Church Burial Ground Christ Church Burial Ground on June 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am --- Christ Church Burial Ground is one of America’s most unique Revolutionary Era graveyards, with 1,400 markers on two beautiful acres right in the heart of historic Philadelphia. The Burial Ground is the final resting place of some of our most prominent leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Hewes, Francis Hopkinson, George Ross, and Dr. Benjamin Rush. Also buried on these sacred grounds are many of our nation’s early leaders, prominent lawyers, medical pioneers, military heroes and victims of the Yellow Fever epidemic. --- https://welcomeamerica.com Virtual

Tune into Facebook at 2 pm for a "Graveside Chat" on Elizabeth Powell and at 3 pm for a "Graveside Chat" on Dr. Benjamin Rush!

Dr. Benjamin Rush/Yellow Fever Thematic Connection:

Elizabeth Powell/Founding Mother's Thematic Connection:

Christ Church Burial Ground Tour:

Take a virtual walking tour of one of America’s most historic graveyards, then learn about the plague that led to panic over 200 years ago and consider its lessons for today.

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