Construction of the current church building began in 1727. The steeple was a prominent feature in the Philadelphia skyline of 1776.
It is a beautiful, wooded setting. The church grounds are the final resting place of two signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The interior is classic, beautiful historic church motif. Pew plaques mark where the Washingtons, Penns, and Betsy Ross had personal pews.
Christ Church Cemetery is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin. Note on the right a plaque citing the epitaph he wrote for himself (click on picture to enlarge).
The burial site of Mr. Franklin. Note the long list of accomplishments on the plaque (r).
There are five signers of the Declaration buried in Christ Church Cemetery. Each has his own plaque, like the one above. We don't know much about Francis Hopkinson, but he was an accomplished man in his own right.
Well, you all have been very persistent, diligent, and/or loyal to wade through these posts. To reward you, we promise that the final posting from our Philadelphia trip is coming up.